Union College has opened a search for its next Vice President for Financial Administration. Jeff Leeper, who has served in the role for the past two and a half years, announced his plans to step down from his post to follow God’s calling.
“I came at God’s call and I’m leaving the same way,” said Leeper. “I have appreciated the opportunity to be part of Union College, a hidden wonder in Adventist higher education. Words cannot express my deep fondness for the workers, faculty, students, and administration, and the personal and professional support they have given not only to me, but to my entire family.”
“We are thankful for what Jeff has done for Union during this time of growth on our campus,” said Vinita Sauder, Union’s president. “His work has allowed us to make strategic progress on many new initiatives, including facility renovations, new academic programs, scholarships, and new financial and HR processes. I wish him God’s blessings and am happy that his children will continue their education at Union.”
While the search for a new vice president gets underway, Rich Reiner, a Union College graduate and recently retired executive vice president for Adventist Health System, has agreed to serve as Union’s chief financial officer on an interim basis. Reiner has served on the Union College Board of Trustees, and its Finance Committee, since 2003, and he has remained connected to the college and its leadership.
Prior to his work for Adventist Health System, Reiner served as CFO at an Adventist university for more than eight years. “Rich will provide capable leadership during this time of transition,” said Sauder. “His experience will prove very valuable as we continue to deliver a world-class education and spiritual environment to each of our students.”
College leadership is currently taking applications for the vice president for Financial Administration position. Learn more at https://www.ucollege.edu/staff-openings