Vice president John Beaghan leaves EMU for Oakland
YPSILANTI – John Beaghan, EMU’s vice president for business and finance, announced today that he has accepted the position of vice president of finance and administration at Oakland University.
“I’ve greatly enjoyed my 13 years at EMU. I leave behind colleagues from whom I’ve learned a great deal,” said Beaghan, 44, of Farmington. “I’m indebted to my Business and Finance Division team members.”
EMU President Craig Willis said plans are in process to name a new leadership structure for the Division of Business and Finance.
“Eastern Michigan University has been well served by John’s abilities and integrity, and we thank him for his years of service and professionalism,” Willis said.
Oakland University and EMU are among the 15 publicly supported colleges and universities in Michigan. Oakland is in Rochester Hills.
While at EMU, Beaghan oversaw 320 employees across four departments: the controller’s office, human resources, physical plant and University Budget. He also served as treasurer to the EMU Board of Regents.
His responsibilities will expand at Oakland. He will lead the financial and business services functions of the university and serve as treasurer to the Oakland Board of Trustees as well as chief financial officer to the Oakland University Foundation. He will oversee the
university’s day-to-day financial operations, human resources, facilities, police, purchasing and risk management, business services and the Golf and Learning Center.
Beaghan served 16 months as interim vice president for business and finance until being named permanently to the post in December by President Willis.
Beaghan joined EMU in 1991 as assistant controller. He was named controller in 1998. In 2002, he was promoted to assistant vice president and controller.
Before coming to EMU, Beaghan worked in financial operations at the University of Michigan for eight years. Beaghan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1983, his MBA from EMU in 1988 and is a certified management accountant.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
Editor's Note: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMU's Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.