Loyola University Maryland has named Randall Gentzler vice president for finance and treasurer, University President Brian F. Linnane, S.J., announced today. In this role, Gentzler’s responsibilities will include managing the University’s endowment and shaping its budget, as well as overseeing the offices of technology services, campus services, and financial services, which include student administrative services, financial systems and operations, resource management, facilities, event services, project management, infrastructure shared services, and the controller.
Gentzler, who begins his new role July 1, joins Loyola from Philadelphia University, where he has served as vice president for business and finance and treasurer since 1995.
“The vice president for finance provides critical leadership in an essential area of the University’s operations, and I am delighted that a professional of Mr. Gentzler’s talent and experience has chosen to join Loyola,” said Fr. Linnane. “Through the exceptional leadership of our longtime Vice President for Finance John Palmucci and the dedicated service of Thomas Kingston, who has served as interim vice president since John’s retirement last summer, Loyola’s financial condition has remained strong through a period of significant economic challenge. Mr. Gentzler is the ideal person to continue this tradition of prudent stewardship, and help lead the University in our continued pursuit of our mission and the goals set forth in our strategic plan.”
Gentzler was selected through a nationwide search supported by the firm of Storbeck/Pimentel. His accomplishments at Philadelphia University include developing and maintaining a balanced budget in each year of his leadership; managing operating budget growth from $39 million in 1996 to $105 million in 2010; improving the institution’s overall financial health and attaining a Moody’s rating agency upgrade in 2003; completing several fixed- and variable-rate tax-exempt bond offerings totaling more than $115 million; and completing a $50 million construction project including a 75,000-square-foot campus center and 54,000-square-foot recreation center.
“Loyola is a leading Catholic, comprehensive university with a superb reputation in the higher education community, well-managed and fiscally strong,” said Gentzler. “Its talented and dedicated faculty and staff have a loyal commitment to the University’s mission, and a sincere interest in its advancement. I am thrilled to have been invited to serve as the next vice president for finance, and look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the Loyola community in identifying new strategies for strengthening the University’s financial position, better serving its mission, and achieving its goals.”
Earlier in his career, Gentzler held leadership and management positions in the finance offices of the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service agency; Elizabethtown College; and Sinai Hospital. He also served as Philadelphia University’s controller from 1985 to 1988. A graduate of Elizabethtown College, Gentzler also holds an MBA from Philadelphia University and attended Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
He and his wife, Trudy, have three children: Ryan, Megan, and Lauren.
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