Indiana University has named John Sejdinaj vice president and chief financial officer. The appointment of Sejdinaj, who currently serves as vice president for finance at the University of Notre Dame, awaits final approval by the IU Board of Trustees.
Sejdinaj success MaryFrances McCourt, who announced in January she was leaving IU for a position with the University of Pennsylvania. IU says in his new role, Sejdinaj will oversee budgetary and financial issues across the university’s seven campuses.
"For more than two decades, John Sejdinaj has been an apt financial steward at one of the nation’s top private universities, showing strong fiscal leadership through both the longest period of economic growth in American history as well as the recent recession," said IU President Michael McRobbie. "John’s understanding of the complex finances in higher education will serve Indiana University well, particularly as we look ahead to our bicentennial in 2020 and pursue our goal of strengthening IU’s standing as one of the world’s great public institutions."
Sejdinaj has served in multiple positions at Notre Dame since joining the staff in 1994. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he worked in banking and investment banking at First Chicago Corp.
"I look forward to this new opportunity and working with the strong financial team that is currently in place to continue to help Indiana University achieve the aspirations that have been outlined in the plan for 2020," said Sejdinaj. "I am fortunate to have worked with a wonderful team at Notre Dame and to be moving to another top-tier institution with a strong leadership team that is dedicated to providing a premier education for many across the globe."
The IU Board of Trustees could vote to approve Sejdinaj’s appointment at their next meeting in August.