John F. Loonan

Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, Chief Financial Officer

John Loonan

Office Address
Randolph Hall, Suite 104
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843.953.1634

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John F. Loonan is the executive vice president for business affairs and Chief Financial Officer at the College of Charleston. He began this position in June 2020.

In this role, Loonan provides leadership to the Division of Business Affairs, made up of the Budget and Finance Department that includes Payroll, Budget, Treasurer and Controller; the Purchasing and Contracting Department; Facilities Management; Office of Human Resources; Public Safety; Campus Services, which includes student residential housing and dining, parking services, real estate management and Sottile Theater, as well as internal audit operations.

Loonan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration - accounting, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and a master's degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Prior to joining the College, Loonan worked for Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania for seven years, serving as vice president for finance and administration. Before that, he served as vice president of finance and fiscal services at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, now SUNY Polytechnic, and president of Fuller Road Management Corporation, SUNY Poly's property and building management corporation.


2019: Graduate Certificate eCornell, Financial Management
2003: M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1995: B.B.A., Business Administration, Siena College

Career Highlights

2020–Present: Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, Chief Financial Officer, College of Charleston
2013–20: Vice President Finance and Administration, Bloomsburg University
2007–13: Vice President, Finance and Fiscal Services, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
2004-07: Comptroller, New York Army National Guard/ United States Property and Fiscal Office

Honors and Achievements

1987-07: Retired New York Army National Guard
1984-87: U.S. Army Active Duty
Certified Department of Defense Financial Manager