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Humboldt State University CBO Shahrooz Roohparvar on Investment and Innovation in the Student Experience

Shahrooz Roohparvar is the Vice President of Administration and Finance at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. In this episode, Roohparvar joins our host Donna Schiele to talk about turning every crisis into an opportunity, and working more toward investment and innovation for the student experience.

“We can always look back and think about those enjoyable memories of the college-going experience,” he says. He continues that it’s important to make those experiences resonant to students today but adapting them by including more safe spaces on campus, more inclusive environments, putting DEI initiatives in place, and more.

Roohparvar also discusses his longstanding passion for teaching and student success and how he’s using his CBO role now to really make an impact on the student experience. Join us for a conversation with Shahrooz Roohparvar as he talks about building strong student experiences that are memorable and safe, and the importance of finding new paths to revenue.


Elizabeth LaRocca

Senior Director, Leadership Development


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