Leadership Team

Timothy Bessolo

Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Chief Financial & Operations Officer


Dr. Timothy Bessolo serves as Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Chief Financial & Operations Officer. He oversees all operational functions throughout the entire Division including the Engemann Student Health.

In this capacity, Tim works directly with Assistant Vice Provosts and all Directors to set direction for the Division’s operational functions Tim’s portfolio includes Recreation Sports and a number of operational functions such as professional development, human resource management, budget development, program reviews, strategic planning, and facilities management.

Prior to joining Student Affairs, Tim was the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in the USC School of Social Work.

He has a BA in Organizational Communication and MA in Education Administration from California State University, Sacramento. He earned his EdD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California.