James Dunkelman began his term as a vice president for finance and administration for Whittier College in 2008.
Dunkelman comes to Whittier from nearby Claremont, where he served for 16 years in successive roles—including vice president and treasurer, controller, and director of financial services—for the Claremont University Consortium, the management organization that provides 29 coordinated services for the consortium's five undergraduate and two graduate institutions.
Formerly with the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, where he served in the higher education, manufacturing, and petroleum industry groups, Dunkelman received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant in the State of California, holds active membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has taught university accounting courses for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers.
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