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SSD selects new CBO, bids fond farewell to current CBO Lori van Gogh

Sunnyvale School District is pleased to announce our new Chief Business Officer (CBO) Arthur Cuffy.

Arthur was selected after a comprehensive search and interview process that yielded our next Executive Cabinet member who will oversee Business Services, Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, Student Nutrition, and facility bond projects. 

Arthur is currently the Director of Fiscal Services for the San Jose Unified School District. He is a dynamic leader with over 11 years of experience working in all aspects of school district business operations. Arthur graduated from California State University East Bay with a degree in Finance and Corporate Management. Beyond his practical experience, Arthur wants all students, especially traditionally underserved students, to realize the full potential of a high-quality public education system.

Throughout the interview process, panelists were very impressed with Arthur’s equity-focused leadership vision, his knowledge of budgeting/school finance, and most of all, his passion for public education and how school districts provide a vital resource to the community that we all serve.

Arthur succeeds Lori van Gogh, who will be retiring from the Sunnyvale School District at the end of the school year. We are so grateful for her nine years of service to the students, families, and staff of the Sunnyvale School District. Lori has been an outstanding student-focused Chief Business Officer, whose hard work and dedication have served the District well through the highs and lows of our economy and the pandemic. We wish her all the best in retirement!

Arthur will be joining the Sunnyvale School District on April 1, 2024, and will hit the ground running!

“I appreciate Sunnyvale’s approach to continuous improvement, as that relentless fire is alive and well in me,” Cuffy said. “I connect with the district’s mission, as I know firsthand the impact it can have and the opportunities it can bring a young person. I respect the celebration of diversity and culture with acknowledgment of our past, as we should be so lucky to pay the gift forward to our future. I love the elevation of the student’s voice, for who better to hear from than our future leaders? “
“Although a CBO’s primary responsibility lies within the business operation, a great CBO embodies leadership and qualities that transcend a balance sheet. As the son of a teacher of 40 years, I bring a diversity of experiences into this role, a passion for giving back to an educational system that has given so much to me, and a humility founded in appreciation for the opportunity to be a part of such a remarkable purpose.”

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