As Vice President of Business & Administration at Santa Monica College, Christopher “Chris” Bonvenuto is responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of business operations, Fiscal Services, budget planning, contracts management, Risk Management, Facilities Planning, and Maintenance & Operations.
His primary duties and responsibilities include evaluating and planning with an eye towards maintaining Santa Monica College’s fiscal stability; in addition, he is tasked with providing guidance and direction for financing and borrowing strategies, including general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, tax revenue anticipation notes, etc. Chris oversees the planning and construction efforts for current and future campus facilities as well as maintenance, custodial, and grounds services for the District.
Chris has served Santa Monica College since May 2014 as Chief Director of Business Services. His prior roles include that of Vice President of Administration at Los Angeles Valley College (April 2013-April 2014).
Before that, at SMC, Chris held the positions of Director of Fiscal Services/Associate Vice President and Accounting Manager. At the beginning of his 15-year career, he was also a Senior Accountant/Financial Consultant at the Los Angeles City College Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (Summa Cum Laude) from National University. Chris is a lifelong fan of the Yankees — and the Dodgers!