Grace Crickette ’88, a proud Bulldog alumna, joined the University of Redlands in February 2024 as the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she oversees the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s administrative and financial departments. She also plays a significant role in shaping the institution’s financial stability and overall effectiveness throughout the implementation of Redlands’ new strategic plan.
Grace previously served as the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire). Before UW-Eau Claire, she served as the Vice Chancellor Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officer and Ethics Officer at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and Associate Vice President of Business Operations at San Francisco State University. She served as the Chief Risk Officer for the University of California, one of the world’s largest higher education systems, encompassing 10 campuses, five health systems, and one national laboratory.
Chosen in 2011 as one of Business Insurance's Women to Watch. In 2011, Treasury and Risk magazine named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance”, and she was recipient of the West & North America Awards in 2011 and the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Decade Award in 2012. In 2017 Protection Network recognized her for her dedication to protecting health information awarding her the Hero, Protected Health Information Award. Accepted the Federal Green Award for Sustainability in 2020 and Association of Campus Sustainability award in 2023.