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Gannon University announces vice president for finance and campus operations

Published: 03/10/2022

Jennifer Lundy, vice president for finance and campus operations at Gannon.

Jennifer Lundy, vice president for finance and campus operations at Gannon.

Gannon University is pleased to announce Jennifer Lundy as the vice president for finance and campus operations. Lundy will begin her work at Gannon on April 19, 2022.

Lundy joins Gannon after serving as the vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. Prior to that role, she worked at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa. for 11 years, most recently as associate vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer. 

Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., said he was impressed with Lundy and her ability to rise to the top of a pool of candidates that included several who are currently serving as vice presidents.

“Jennifer not only has the exceptional analytical, strategic and tactical knowledge and talents we were seeking but also brings a humble spirit and is eager to grow and develop with our team as we strive to best serve our students, colleagues, university and community,” Taylor said. “We are blessed to have her join our team and to become an integral member of our Gannon family.”

Lundy will assume several responsibilities previously led by Val Bacik. Bacik is an essential member of Gannon’s team who is returning to the director of planning and strategy role to continue to drive forward the university’s strategic plan and other priority initiatives.

In her new role, Lundy will be responsible for managing Gannon’s financial and human resources to facilitate and support Gannon’s strategic plan; leading a team of directors and managers who are responsible for fiscal and divisional planning and the daily operations of finance, safety and security, human resources, internal audit, insurance and physical plant; and serving as the administration’s liaison to various trustee committees and community and civic organizations.

Lundy said she is excited to join the work of Gannon University.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to join Gannon’s distinguished leadership team. I have been tremendously impressed with the deep dedication and commitment that was evident in each interaction thus far. I look forward to meeting students, faculty and staff so that I may join in your impressive efforts to make Gannon an institution where students are prepared for endless possibilities,” Lundy said. “Finally, I am grateful to Dr. Taylor and those who participated in the search; thank you for seeing me as a member of your already exceptional team.”

During her tenure at Seton Hill, Lundy is credited with providing strategic direction for the university in the areas of finance, accounting, facilities, public safety, as well as campus construction and renovation projects.

Lundy additionally supervised endowments and budgets of more than $50 million each and served as a liaison to the Board of Trustees for the investment sub-committee, finance committee, and buildings and grounds committee.

Lundy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Chatham University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in leadership and learning in organizations from Vanderbilt University.

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