Dr. June Rumiko Klein has held executive leadership positions in higher education and high tech for almost three decades. As Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO at Palo Alto University for 20 years, Dr. Klein oversaw the Business Office, Risk Management, IT/ERP/Website, Facilities, Human Resources and Grants Management. Dr. Klein was awarded the CFO of the Year Award - Non Profit category by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in December 2015, and the CFO of the Year Award – Non-Profit category from Financial Executives International – Silicon Valley, in February 2017, for her work at Palo Alto University.
Dr. Klein earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business with an emphasis in the management of technology and is an active CPA in the State of California. Dr. Klein completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration at the Fielding Graduate University in 2010. Her dissertation was titled “Cultural Intelligence of Students in an Undergraduate Multicultural Studies Course”, and she is passionate about diversity and multi-cultural and multi-faith dialogue. Dr. Klein is a member of the Inclusion Council at Fielding Graduate University, an active participant in the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Racial Justice & Equity (RJE) Committee as well as FEI National’s DEI Committee. In 2021, Dr. Klein was awarded the Mission College Women in Leadership: Changing the World Award, https://tinyurl.com/4vvpyjyw.
Dr. Klein has been very involved in local community service in leadership positions for almost three decades, serving on both the YMCA, Kiwanis and LWV boards in Palo Alto, as well as participating in the Project Safety Net task force on suicide prevention, and in 2017 was appointed to the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board, served as Chair in FY19-20 and is again Chair in FY21-22. Dr. Klein serves on the board of Financial Executives International Silicon Valley and was President in 2019-20. Dr. Klein is also on the steering committee for the Bay Area Business Officers Group and a long-time member. In 2021, Dr. Klein joined the Board of Benetech as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.