Archibald Asawa

Archibald Asawa has served as Soka University of America’s Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for over 24 years. His responsibilities include oversight of the University’s Finance, Budget, Information Technology, Development, Community Relations, Facilities, Landscaping, Purchasing, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Security, Events and Conferences, and the Soka Performing Arts Center. He also serves as the University’s Chief Investment Officer, managing a $1.5 billion endowment.

Asawa served on the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Board of Directors and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) Board of Directors and is a Past President of WACUBO. He currently serves on the not-for-profit E&I Cooperative Board and is also active in the U.S.–Japan Council, serving as a member of their Investment Committee. Asawa is also a member of the Executive Committee for Commonfund Capital.

Prior to joining higher education, Asawa worked in the private sector as a management consultant to Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations. He also served as Special Advisor to the Mayor and Manager of Special Projects for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

Asawa received his BA in Economics from Yale University and attended the doctoral program at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Current Term

2022 – 2025