President Paul J. Maurer is pleased to announce that Mr. John Beaghan has accepted the invitation to serve as Montreat College’s next Vice President for Finance and Administration.

“John brings deeply valuable experience and perspective to the college’s cabinet,” says Maurer. “Throughout his career, John has demonstrated exceptional strategic, financial and executive leadership. He possesses a wealth of academic and practical education, modeling wisdom over decades of service.”

A native of Michigan, Mr. Beaghan received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Michigan, Dearborn in 1983. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1988 and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Mr. Beaghan served at Oakland University from 2005-2021 as Vice President for Finance and Administration following a career serving at various higher education institutions at an executive level. While at Oakland, he spearheaded the effort to eliminate student fees resulting in significant tuition revenue growth, managed multiple auxiliary operations, oversaw a variety of capital improvement projects, and negotiated numerous public private partnerships leading to learning opportunities for students, cost containment, and incremental revenues.

“I look forward to joining the leadership team at Montreat College and sharing my expertise at an institution aligned with my personal beliefs and values,” says Beaghan.

Mr. Beaghan will begin serving Montreat College on Monday, April 4, 2022.