April 30, 2010

SSU Launches New "Reporting Transparency" Web Site

Sonoma State University has created a Reporting Transparency web site to provide as much transparency as possible in regard to campus expenditures. It can be found at http://www.sonoma.edu/afd/home/transreport.html or via a link on the SSU home page (www.sonoma.edu) under Sonoma Focus.

"Sonoma State University is committed to improving its public transparency and accountability by making information readily available to the public. This information includes objective and measurable financial and performance reviews, and contracts awarded to purchase goods and services," says Laurence Furukawa-Schlereth, Chief Financial Officer.

The relatively new campus Conflict of Interest study group recommended the web site as did other campus groups and individuals.

The web site provides information on University or auxiliary financial statements and other financial information from such groups as the Associated Students, Academic Foundation, Enterprises, and the Student Union. The link also includes the campus' expenditure plan and existing contracts over $50,000 made through the Procurement Office for all auxiliaries, external audit reports and consolidated and campus stand-alone financial statements

A future addition will also include a link to the Conflict of Interest study group web page.

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057