Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts, Chief Financial Officer

Julian Roberts headshot

Areas of expertise:

  • Financial analysis and implementation
  • Nonprofit management
  • Strategic planning

Julian Roberts was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Foundation for California Community Colleges in 2017, and, as head of the Foundation’s strategic accounting and finance functions, he oversees reporting, budgeting, planning, and investment management of an annual operating budget exceeding $50 million. Roberts’ problem-solving acumen, his ability to bring to life highly complex financial data for multiple audiences, and his mastery of nonprofit financial principles, policies, and procedures are instrumental to the continued and significant year-over-year growth of the organization.

Foundation Highlights:

  • Oversees $50+ million operating budget
  • Supports the Foundation’s strategy through financial analysis, planning, and reporting
  • Continuously implements scalable new tools, processes, and best practices to support sustainability and growth across the Foundation’s many programs and services

With more than a decade of finance and strategy experience working for and with large nonprofits, federal and local government agencies, and international governments, Roberts previously held key leadership roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Special Olympics International. At CFPB, he developed and managed the enterprise-level strategy program, and at Special Olympics International, Roberts implemented complex finance and fundraising analytics, reporting, and related systems.

Roberts is a proud California Community College alumnus, transferring from American River College to the University of California, Berkeley and earning a bachelor of arts in philosophy. He completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, earning both a master of business administration and master of public health.


Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Kathy Williams
Chair of the Board

Geneve Villacres
Vice Chair of the Board

Patrick Mulvaney

Darius Anderson

Frank Gornick

Jennifer Perry

Kwesi Edwards

Lance Izumi

Manuel Baca

Yasmin Davidds

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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