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Cabrini Announces Cooper as new Vice President of Finance and Administration

Posted on 6/28/2021 3:51:00 PM

Jim Cooper headshotRADNOR, Pa. (June 28, 2021)—Following a nationwide search, Cabrini University has named James Cooper as Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Cooper, who most recently served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Virginia Wesleyan University, will begin at Cabrini on July 21, 2021.

Cooper will serve as the institution’s chief financial officer and treasurer, providing executive leadership in campus master planning, financial analysis and forecasting and budgeting, business office operations, human resources, information technology, facilities operations, major capital projects and revenue-producing opportunities, and more. As an integral member of the President’s Cabinet, he will be a strategic partner with the President, executive leadership, and the Board of Trustees.

“Jim’s extensive experience and demonstrated achievements in higher education finance will make him a critical addition to Cabrini’s senior leadership team,” said Taylor, “especially as we embark on a new phase of strategic planning and resource management.”

“I am excited to be joining Cabrini,” said Cooper. “I embrace its mission and am impressed with the passion of its faculty and staff, and I look forward to contributing as part of such a dedicated and supportive community.”

In his four years at Virginia Wesleyan, Cooper oversaw all financial operations and several administrative functions. Prior to that role, he was Associate Vice President for Finance at Arcadia University, where he managed accounting and auxiliary functions, and prior to that, worked as Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller at Ursinus College, where, for 16 years, he was responsible for the oversight, development, and management of financial policies and procedures. Cooper also served as Director of Accounting and Budgets at La Salle University.

Early in his career, he held several healthcare financial positions.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration from La Salle.


About Cabrini University

Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,550 undergraduates in more than 40 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 525 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.