Scott Travasos

Scott Travasos, Chief Financial Strategy Officer


Scott Travasos is the Chief Financial Strategy Officer of the Foundation for California Community Colleges. As head of the Foundation’s strategic accounting and finance functions, he oversees reporting, budgeting, planning, and investment management of an annual operating budget of over $115 million. 

Scott brings to the Foundation 15+ years of experience and a particular expertise in finance leadership, having overseen finance committees, dashboard creation and optimization, audit leadership, and investment oversight at a number of organizations. This includes serving as CFO of one of California's largest foundations, the Blue Shield of California Foundation, where he managed the budget and annual strategy procedure for the finance, operations, and communications functions.

Scott’s experience prior to the Foundation also includes financial management and business development in various industries such as education, real estate, sustainability, and consulting. His previous leadership roles include CAO (CFO and Chief Administrative Officer) at Business for Social Responsibility, where he built partnerships with Fortune Global 500 companies, CFO of a private school (PK-12), CFO of an independent insurance agency, and a Board Member of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee. Most recently, Scott was the co-founder and CFO of The Swell Fund, an innovative real estate investment firm.

Scott graduated with his MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Scott Travasos
Chief Financial Strategy Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jorge J.C. Sales
Vice President of Program Development

Elaine Reodica
Executive Strategist, Organizational Culture and Engagement

Board of Directors

Geneve Villacres
Chair of the Board

Patrick Mulvaney
Vice Chair of the Board

Jennifer Perry

Darius Anderson

Manuel Baca

Stephan Castellanos

Yasmin Davidds

Kwesi Edwards

Nitasha Sawhney

Elmy Bermejo

Kate Wright

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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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 nearly 2 million students.

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