After two decades in which he made the University of Notre Dame’s finance division one of the most robust in all of higher education, Vice President for Finance John A. Sejdinaj has accepted an appointment as vice president and chief financial officer at Indiana University.
“On behalf of the entire University community, I extend our gratitude and sincere congratulations to John and his family,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said. “Through his outstanding financial leadership, he has epitomized responsible stewardship and helped to secure Notre Dame’s fiscal health well into the future.”
Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves added: “John is a widely respected colleague whose contributions to Notre Dame are rivaled only by his committed community service and national leadership in planning and saving for college.”
Sejdinaj joined the Notre Dame staff in 1994 as director of fixed income and cash management in the Investment Office. From 1996 to 1999, he served as director of finance and budgeting. Under his leadership, the office modernized budget models and processes and evolved into a service team that assists academic and administrative units on budgeting and other financial planning issues. Sejdinaj’s responsibilities also included oversight of the University’s financial aid and student accounts functions. These offices were combined under one umbrella, the Office of Student Financial Services, in order to better serve Notre Dame families. Sejdinaj was promoted to assistant vice president for finance in 1999 and became the vice president three years later.
Sejdinaj serves on the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Advisory Board, the Center for the Homeless Board of Directors, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Board of Directors, Tuition Plan Consortium Board of Directors, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Integrated Finance Committee and the Investment Committee for the Sisters of Saint Francis.
Sejdinaj earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame and a master of business administration degree from DePaul University. Prior to returning to Notre Dame, he enjoyed a successful career in banking and investment banking at First Chicago Corp.
Sejdinaj’s wife, Jeny, also is a Notre Dame graduate. She earned her master’s degree in education through ACE and her certification in educational administration through the ACE Leadership Program. She is a volunteer for the Reading for Life Program at the Juvenile Justice Center.
The Sejdinajs are the parents of one son, Alex, who is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a co-founder of the South Bend Code School.