Meet the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services

Andy Horner

Andy Horner was appointed Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services at the University of Dayton in January 2015.  He was previously Vice President for Research Finance and Operations at Boston University, and held a number of other financial leadership roles at Boston University since 2010.  Prior to joining Boston University, he served as Director, Health and Education Consulting for Huron Consulting Group (formerly Arthur Andersen, LLP) where he led major multi-year projects at both Yale and George Washington University.  

Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Finance Concentration from Boston University.  

In his role at UD, Andy serves as the Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the President of the University of Dayton, and serving on the President’s Cabinet and President’s Council.  Andy also serves as the Administrative Liaison for the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees.  In addition, Andy oversees the Offices of Financial Support Services, Budget & Planning, Tax, Treasury & Investments, Audit, Risk & Compliance, Equity Compliance, Human Resources, and Facilities Management & Planning.  

During his tenure at UD, Andy has continually demonstrated a deep appreciation for the Catholic and Marianist mission of the institution while maintaining the transparency and fiscal integrity of the University’s financial resources.  Andy has a passion for higher education and the core principles of education and research - but UD stands out from all other institutions in its service to the community.  Andy believes, “It’s our job to provide service to faculty, to students, and to the institution - the University community.  We do this by ensuring faculty productivity, enabling student success, and providing the resources the university needs to achieve its mission.”


Heidi Pearce (Crouch)

Executive Associate to the VP of Finance and Administrative Services

Heidi was promoted to Executive Associate to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services in October of 2017. Previously, Heidi served as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer for the University of Dayton (UD).

Heidi has assumed many diverse roles in higher education with 20 years of experience in positions related to assisting with all aspects for the University Board of Trustees, providing fiscal management support, and serving as the primary coordinator representing the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for all administrative and operational matters. She graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in human ecology.

Heidi’s primary role at the University of Dayton is to provide support to the Vice President of Finance of Administrative Services, Andy Horner and to the Board of Trustees. Additionally, she provides administrative assistance and clerical accounting support for the Vice Presidents of the seven divisional units of Finance and Administrative Services.

Heidi admires UD’s authentic commitment to make an inspiring impact on our communities through active leadership, service, and faith. She shares, “I am so touched by the spiritual environment that is fostered at the University, the dedication to prepare our students for success, and the genuine relationships that are developed by staff, faculty and students. It is why I love my job so much and enjoy coming to work each day”.