Stivers joins Palm Beach State College as Vice President for Administration and Business Services

Palm Beach State College has selected Robbi D. Stivers to serve as Vice President for Administration and Business Services. He will join the college’s administrative team in January.

Mr. Stivers most recently was the Chief Financial Officer  and Vice President for Business and Finance at California State University, Chico. He provided creative vision, leadership, and administrative supervision of the financial and business functions for the Division of Business and Finance. His division included Financial Services, Business Information Technology Systems, Business Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities Management and Services, Human Resources, Planning, Design and Construction, Risk Management, Transportation and Parking Services, and the University Police Department.

Previously, Mr. Stivers was System Executive Director of the Office of Capital Projects for the University of Tennessee System and served as the chief capital official for six statewide campuses that include national and international interests. Additionally, he had related responsibilities for activities with local municipalities, UT-Battelle Consortium (management contractor for the Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory), UT Medical Center, UT West Tennessee Solar Farm, UT Foundation, UT Cherokee Farm Innovation Research Park, UT Baptist Research Park and UT Research Foundation. Additionally, he was the lead liaison to all levels of local, state, and federal governments to advance priorities for the University of Tennessee System.

Prior to his career in higher education, Mr. Stivers worked 15 years in the financial services industry. His most recent position was as Senior Vice President - Commercial and Executive Banking at First Tennessee Bank in Bristol, Tenn.

Mr. Stivers earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in business administration from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens. He also attended Mid-South Graduate School of Banking (currently Barret School of Banking) at Memphis State University.