Cmapus In The Fall

LC State announces three finalists for VP for finance and administration

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will hold public Zoom presentations over the next two weeks with three finalists for the position of vice president for finance and administration. 

Dawn Barnard, assistant vice president in the information technology services area at Washington State University, will present Thursday, June 25; Michael Pascual, director of purchasing and risk management at El Camino Community College, will present on Tuesday, June 30; and Julie Crea, senior director for budget and financial planning at LC State, will present on July 1. All are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and feature a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. 

The vice president position has been open since December when Todd Kilburn left to become the chief financial officer for the Idaho State Board of Education in Boise. The search for the position started last winter but then was put on hold in the spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. The position reports to President Cynthia Pemberton and serves as the chief financial officer for the college, directing financial strategies, analyses forecasting, and financial operations 

Dawn BarnardBarnard, who was a finalist for the position in 2017 when Kilburn was selected, has spent the last 14 years in the WSU IT department. She has been assistant vice president since 2011 and was previously the executive director for operations for a year, and director of administrative and financial services for four years. Prior to working at WSU, she was vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Comtech AHA Corp. in Moscow for two years, and also worked at Advance Hardware Architectures, Inc., in Pullman, and Jurgens and Company, CPAs, in Lewiston. 

Barnard earned her BS in accounting at WSU and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. 

Michael Pascual

Pascual has been in his present position since July 2018. He previously was the manager of procurement and contract administration for the Los Angeles County Access Paratransit Services for two years after he spent nine years as a procurement and contracts project manager with the city of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. He began his work career as a senior paralegal in risk management with the city attorney’s office in Los Angeles. 

Pascual graduated with a BA in accounting from Briar Cliff University and earned an MPA at USC, and law degree at Western State University College of Law. 

Julie CreaCrea has worked at LC State since 1999 and has served in her current position since 2017. She started out as a customer service representative and later became an administrative assistant, director of the student union building and events and campus card services, and then director of administrative auxiliary services. 

Crea earned her BS in psychology at LC State and then a master’s in public administration and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Idaho. 

Following each forum, campus and community members are invited to provide feedback on the candidate. Information about the finalists, forums, and feedback submission process is available at www.lcsc.edu/communications/vpfa-finalists.