After a nationwide search, Loyola introduced at present that John C. Coppola, ’99, MBA ’00, will function the following vp for finance and administration/treasurer.
Coppola, who’s at the moment affiliate vp for finance for Loyola, will start within the position on March 1, 2021. He’ll succeed Randall Gentzler, who has served within the position since 2011. After Coppola assumes the position, Gentzler would be the senior monetary advisor to the president till his retirement on Might 31, 2021.
“As we performed a nationwide seek for this place, Mr. Coppola shortly emerged because the candidate with the strongest background and the depth and breadth of experience to steer Loyola ahead,” stated Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. “We’re lucky that he additionally is aware of the alternatives and challenges Loyola is going through together with his expertise—and confirmed report—as affiliate vp for finance for Loyola for greater than 4 years.”
As affiliate vp for finance, Coppola has offered management over the controller’s workplace and all capabilities associated to normal accounting and monetary reporting, funding, debt and treasury administration, scholar administrative companies and all auxiliary operations. Throughout his tenure, he has performed a key position in working with leaders throughout the College to establish expense discount and income creation initiatives.
Among the many many tasks and initiatives he has undertaken at Loyola, Coppola served on the Innovation Activity Pressure, which resulted within the creation of the Middle for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Aspire, was a key member of the College’s Stimulus Response and Enterprise Continuity Work Teams that have been shaped in response to COVID-19, and led the College by means of a bond issuance for the Fernandez Middle for Innovation and Collaborative Studying.
A double Loyola graduate, Coppola earned his BBA in accounting in 1999 and his Grasp of Enterprise Administration in Finance in 2000. As a Loyola scholar, he was concerned in Campus Ministry and co-founded the membership soccer group.
“Being a double graduate of Loyola, I’m excited to have this opportunity to associate with leaders throughout the establishment as we envision the way forward for Loyola,” stated Coppola, who lives in Millersville, Md., together with his household. “It’s a humbling alternative to have the ability to affect the strategic course of the College. As all establishments of upper schooling are managing by means of the pandemic, Loyola is doing it from a place of power. We’re an establishment that’s marketable and fascinating for college students and we’ll proceed to ship on the promise of offering the best high quality educational and scholar expertise.”
Previous to coming to Loyola, Coppola labored at Notre Dame of Maryland College, was a principal at Ellin & Tucker, and served as chief monetary officer for his alma mater, Archbishop Spalding Excessive Faculty. He’s an authorized public accountant and accomplished the NACUBO Fellows Program in July 2020. He serves on the board for Archbishop Spalding Excessive Faculty and the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Scholarship Fund.