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Champion of Policy and Program Development
John Carnaghi
Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
John Carnaghi has served as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Florida State University since February, 1991. He directs over 1,100 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of more than $100 million for all budget entities in Finance and Administration. His areas of responsibility include:
Administrative Services
University Business Administrators Program
Fiscal/Business Operations for the following:
  • - Intercollegiate Athletics
  • - Seminole Boosters
  • - College of Medicine
  • - Ringline Museum of Art
  • - Panama City Campus
Budget & Analysis
Bisiness Services
Employee Assistance Program
Enterprise Resource Planning
Environmental Health and Safety
Foundation Accounting
Human Resources
Information Technology Services (indirect report)
Research Foundation Accounting
Sponsored Research Accounting

Prior to coming to The Florida State University, John held the position of Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne from 1980 to 1990. Immediately prior to that, he worked at Purdue University in a variety of business officer positions, including that of Budget Director.
John has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Purdue University. He received the Wall Street Journal Award for academic excellence in Marketing, Southern Illinois University; was elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Purdue University; and in 1980, was named an Outstanding Young Man in America.
The Division of Finance and Administration provides a wide array of support services to the entire University community in order to facilitate the accomplishment of the University's primary mission of achieving undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence; conducting superior basic and applied research; and providing exemplary public service.
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