John Ward named Fresno Pacific University vice president

John Ward began as president for business affairs at Fresno Pacific University January 1, 2003. He will work with president D. Merrill Ewert and others to set financial goals and have day-to-day responsibility for the university’s budget of over $20 million. He will also oversee several departments, including the business office, human resources, information services, auxiliary services and facilities management.

Prior to coming to FPU, Ward was chief financial officer for Elenbaas Company, Inc., Sumas, Washington. He has also been general manager for the McClatchy Company, where he worked for the Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee newspapers. He also served with Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana; San Jose, California; and Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, and is a CPA.