Archibald E. Asawa Finance Committee Chair | Executive Committee Member

Archibald E. Asawa currently serves as Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer at Soka University of America. Arch joined Soka University of America in March 1998. His responsibilities include the overall management of the University’s operations, including budget, finance, endowment, information technology, development, community relations, facilities and landscape management, mail room, purchasing, environmental health and safety, security, events, contracts management and auxiliary businesses. He currently serves as the University’s chief investment officer, managing a $1.3 billion endowment.

Arch is active in NACUBO and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board for WACUBO and is the organization’s immediate past President.

Prior to joining the University, Archworked as a management consultant for Fortune 500 corporations, universities, and public sector agencies since the 1980s. He also served as Special Advisor to the Mayor and Manager of Special Projects for the City of Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan.

Arch received his BA in Economics from Yale University and attended the doctoral program in management at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, focusing on strategy and organization.