John A. Sejdinaj
Vice President for Finance
The Finance Division includes the offices of Treasury Services, Budget and Planning and the Controller. Sejdinaj's responsibilities cover University budgets, capital planning, treasury management, real estate acquisitions and development, financial reporting and analysis, accounting and financial services, tax department, research and sponsored programs accounting, payroll, accounts payable and procurement.
Sejdinaj joined the Notre Dame staff in 1994 as director of Fixed Income and Cash Management in the Investment Office. From 1996-1999, he served as director of Finance and Budgeting. Under his leadership, the office modernized budget models and processes and evolved into a service team that assists academic and administrative units on budgeting and other financial planning issues. Sejdinaj’s responsibilities also included oversight of the University’s financial aid and student accounts functions. These offices were combined under one umbrella, the Office of Financial Aid, in order to better serve Notre Dame families. Sejdinaj was promoted to assistant vice president for Finance in 1999, and in 2002 became the vice president for Finance.
Sejdinaj serves on the Alliance for Catholic Education Advisory Board, the Center for the Homeless Board of Directors, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Board of Directors, Innovation Park at Notre Dame Board of Directors, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Integrated Finance Committee and on the Investment Committee for the Sisters of Saint Francis.
Sejdinaj earned a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1981 and a master of business administration degree from DePaul University in 1984. Prior to returning to Notre Dame, Sejdinaj enjoyed a successful career in banking and investment banking at First Chicago Corporation.
Sejdinaj’s wife, Jeny, is a 1982 Notre Dame graduate. She earned her master of education degree through Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at Notre Dame in 2003 and her certification in educational administration through the ACE Leadership program in 2006. Jeny also serves on the Alliance for Catholic Education Advisory Board.
The Sejdinaj’s are the parents of one son, Alex, who is a recent graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.