Loonan named VP for administration, finance

Loonan named VP for administration, finance

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013

John Loonan BLOOMSBURG — John Loonan, a senior administrator with experience in higher education, private industry and government, will join BU as vice president for administration and finance, effective July 29.

Loonan will serve as the chief steward of BU’s physical and financial resources. He will be responsible for the budget office, finance and business services, procurement and operations, facilities management and planning, police and public safety, human resources and labor relations, financial aid and right-to-know. He also will oversee the management of BU’s $196 million operating budget.

In his current position at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), University of Albany, State University of New York, Loonan fulfills several executive-level roles. These include vice president of finance and fiscal management for the college, president of Fuller Road Management Corp., research foundation operations manager for the CNSE campus, and treasurer of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium.

He retired from the New York Army National Guard with 23 years of active duty and full-time employment in aviation, surface equipment maintenance and logistics, and property and fiscal management. He earned an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y.

Loonan fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Richard Rugen in December 2012.