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Devi Bala

Assistant Vice President, Business Services

Devi joined the Division in September 2014. She has more than 13 years of experience in financial operations with seven of those years in a leadership role. Devi is responsible for the administrative, financial and human resources operations for the two divisions, including budgets and other fiscal and administrative activities.

Devi most recently served as the associate dean of Finance and Business Services at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. She provided oversight and direction to 25 staff and managed a budget of over $150 million operational, capital, auxiliary and grant funds. Previous positions she held at Rio Salado College include director of College Business Services, manager of College Fiscal Services, and senior budget analysis. Prior to her time at Rio Salado College, Devi worked at Maricopa Community Colleges in Tempe, Arizona, as an accountant for two years and then as a budget analyst for three years. Previously, she served as a financial analyst for Immanuel Campus of Care in Peoria, Arizona.

Devi has a Master of Commerce from Utkal University in India, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calcutta in India, both of which are equivalent to degrees in Business Administration. She also has multiple industry certifications, including ICWA, Cost and Management Accounting from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and post-baccalaureate certificate in Accountancy from Arizona State University. She is also a certified public accountant (CPA), licensed in the state of Arizona, and a certified government financial manager (CGFM).