Ursinus College President Bobby Fong is pleased to present Jonathan C. Ivec as the college’s next Vice President for Finance and Administration. He will succeed Winfield Guilmette, who is retiring after 15 years of distinguished service.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Jon Ivec’s breadth of experience,” said Dr. Fong. “After a national search, he stood out in his ability to run a multifaceted operation. I look forward to his joining the community in a key role to enhance the strengths of Ursinus College and to realize our strategic vision.”
At Ursinus he will oversee Business Office, Facilities, and Human Resources operations and manage outsourced programs in support of the college’s 335 full-time and 110 part-time employees.
“I look forward to coming to Ursinus College,” he said. “The interdisciplinary programs and the first-year Common Intellectual Experience were particularly impressive to me, and I am eager to meet the challenges posed in this position.”
Mr. Ivec was most recently Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he was responsible for finance, human resources, business services, student financial services, and facilities. He also chaired the college planning committee with responsibility for outreach to the city and neighborhood associations.
He was previously Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and Treasurer at John Carroll University in Ohio, where he directed all financial accounting activities, created an ethics hotline, and began a program where student ID cards were used for purchases in the community.
His experience beyond higher education includes being the Chief Financial Officer at the Cleveland Sight Center, a nonprofit agency serving the visually impaired, as well as Group Controller at Figgie International, a Fortune 250 company. He began his career with Arthur Young and Company, a Big Eight accounting firm.
Mr. Ivec earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from John Carroll University and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.