Richard P. West is Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Emeritus for the
twenty-three-campus California State University system. He also was a professor in the Department of Business and Economics at Sonoma State until his recent retirement. During his active professional career Richard was a member of several not-for-profit boards including the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Networked and Services, Inc., the original operator of the national telecommunication network, NSFNet.
Since retirement, Richard has joined a number of not-for-profit boards including the California Maritime Academy Foundation, the Berkeley City Club, a private social club and historic hotel and CalTrout, where he currently serves as Treasurer. Richard joined as a member of Cal Trout in 1972.