After a nationwide search, Loyola introduced immediately that John C. Coppola, ’99, MBA ’00, will function the subsequent vice chairman for finance and administration/treasurer.
Coppola, who’s at present affiliate vice chairman for finance for Loyola, will start within the function on March 1, 2021. He’ll succeed Randall Gentzler, who has served within the function since 2011. After Coppola assumes the function, Gentzler would be the senior monetary advisor to the president till his retirement on Could 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,” mentioned 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 document—as affiliate vice chairman for finance for Loyola for greater than 4 years.”
As affiliate vice chairman for finance, Coppola has offered management over the controller’s workplace and all features associated to normal accounting and monetary reporting, funding, debt and treasury administration, pupil administrative providers and all auxiliary operations. Throughout his tenure, he has performed a key function 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 Drive, which resulted within the creation of the Heart for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Aspire, was a key member of the College’s Stimulus Response and Enterprise Continuity Work Teams that had been shaped in response to COVID-19, and led the College via a bond issuance for the Fernandez Heart 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 pupil, 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,” mentioned Coppola, who lives in Millersville, Md., together with his household. “It’s a humbling alternative to have the ability to affect the strategic path of the College. As all establishments of upper schooling are managing via the pandemic, Loyola is doing it from a place of energy. We’re an establishment that’s marketable and fascinating for college kids and we’ll proceed to ship on the promise of offering the very best high quality tutorial and pupil 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 College. He’s an authorized public accountant and accomplished the NACUBO Fellows Program in July 2020. He serves on the board for Archbishop Spalding Excessive College and the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Scholarship Fund.