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Alumnus John Ives Joins Villa Maria College as Vice President for Business Affairs

By August 3, 2017June 21st, 2021Business

Villa Maria College announced that it has hired John Ives, ’96, for the role of Vice President for Business Affairs. Ives will provide leadership regarding the College’s business operations, facilities, technology, and campus safety. He will work to promote sustainability in College operations and move the institution forward with risk management, safety and security, technology, human resources, and physical plant improvements.

Ives returns to his alma mater after gaining more than 10 years of experience in the higher education field. Most recently, he served as the Director of College Fiscal Services and Acting Vice President of Administrative Services at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, and the Assistant Controller/Accounting Manager at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a strong background in business affairs, strategic and financial planning, and managing operations.

“As we near the completion of the College’s current strategic plan, we begin to lay the foundation for the development of the next one,” said President Sister Marcella Marie Garus. “John brings a proven track record of strong leadership and a strategic mindset that will be instrumental as we continue to focus on mission, growing enrollment and maintaining financial stability at Villa Maria College.”

John holds an Associate of Arts from Villa Maria College, a Bachelor of Arts from Canisius College, a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from UNC Charlotte.

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