Biography, Laurence Furukawa-Schlereth

Professional Background

Larry Furukawa-Schlereth is Vice-President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Sonoma State University. He has developed a national reputation for his work in the redesign of higher education administrative service delivery systems and is noted for an ability to achieve significant cost savings, greater productivity and enhanced customer service via effective financial management and process reengineering.

Prior to his current work at Sonoma, Furukawa-Schlereth held posts at the University of Missouri, California State University, Long Beach and Wells Fargo Bank.

He holds a master of science in finance from George Washington University, a master of science in foreign service from Georgetown University and a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Administration and Finance Division