Edinboro University President Guiyou Huang has appointed John M. Hynes Vice President for Finance and Administration, according to a statement released by the university Tuesday. 

A native of Oil City, Hynes has spent the past six years as Director of Business Services for the Beaver Area School District. Prior to his role in Beaver, Hynes spent 17 years as a partner with Excidian, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based firm specializing in business finance training. 

Hynes earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, and a graduate certificate in accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

“I am thrilled to be joining Edinboro University at this time,” Hynes said. “It is clearly a time of change for the University and the State System of Higher Education. Both the University and the System are facing challenges, but there is also opportunity."

The university says Hynes will begin his new role on July 27.