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TitleUniversity of San Diego Names New Vice President of Finance and Administration
ContactLiz Harman
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Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new Vice President of Finance and Administration effective November 19, announced University of San Diego President Mary E. Lyons.

Heynderickx, who has more than 27 years of experience in higher education and finance, was chosen after a lengthy national search to succeed Vice President Paul Bissonnette.

“Dr. Heynderickx's energy and enthusiasm, combined with his professional expertise and successful career, persuaded us that he was the right person for this position,” Lyons said. “I am confident his sound leadership will help secure the university's financial future. He also will make an outstanding addition to my Executive Council.”

Most recently, Heynderickx has been the Vice President for Financial Affairs at the University of Portland. His areas of responsibility included everything from Student Accounts and Financial Aid to Risk Management, Physical Plant, Bookstore Operations and Public Safety. He began his career there in 1980 as the Chief Accountant.

A non-practicing certified public accountant, Heynderickx has served on numerous boards and committees throughout the states of Oregon and Washington. He was an evaluator for Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), chair of the NWCCU Annual Report on Finance and Enrollment Committee, co-founder and member of the West Coast Comprehensive Institutions Consortium, and is a member of the Oregon Independent Colleges Foundation Audit Committee.

Heynderickx earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon, an MBA from the University of Portland, and his doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Oregon.

Heynderickx and his wife Kathleen have three children.

Current Vice president of Finance and Administration Paul Bissonnette will be retiring from USD after nine years of superb leadership.

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,500 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The school’s six academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the schools of Business Administration, Education, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences, and the recently opened Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.


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