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Mercyhurst welcomes new VP for finance, administration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hoa Nguyen will join the administration of Mercyhurst University on March 1 as executive vice president for finance and administration. He comes to Mercyhurst from Saint Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana, where he was vice president for business affairs and treasurer to the board of trustees. Previously, he was executive vice president for administration and finance at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While at Saint Joseph’s, he implemented a new budget planning model, overhauled business practices, and identified cost reduction strategies and key revenue enhancement opportunities. He also implemented a tuition guarantee, oversaw campus-wide technology upgrades, and made decisions to improve campus infrastructure.

He has more than 12 years of experience in higher education. He has also been affiliated with Olivet College and Northwood University and worked in the fiscal office for the State of Michigan. He is a former assistant national bank examiner for the federal Comptroller of the Currency. A native of South Vietnam, he came to the United States in 1975 as a refugee and settled in Okemos, Michigan, where he met his wife. They have three daughters.

Nguyen holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Aquinas College and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy, and is completing his doctoral studies in education and human resource studies at Colorado State University.