As vice president and CFO, Sejdinaj will be the university's top fiscal officer and oversee budgetary and financial issues across seven campuses. As Vice President for finance at Notre Dame, Sejdinaj managed a $1.4 billion budget and implemented capital planning processes and financial strategies that included the issuance of more than $800 million in long-term debt and $650 million in short-term liquidity while maintaining the university’s AAA rating.
He worked on teams that identified scholarship resources to meet the needs of undergraduates -- growing from $10 million in 1994 to more than $130 million annually today.
Sejdinaj joined Notre Dame’s staff in 1994 as director of fixed income and cash management in its investment office. From 1996 to 1999, he served as director of finance and budgeting. Under his leadership, the office modernized budget models and processes and evolved into a service team that assists academic and administrative units with budgeting and other financial planning issues.
In 1999, Sejdinaj was promoted to assistant vice president for finance and became vice president for finance three years later.
Sejdinaj earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University. Before returning to Notre Dame, he enjoyed a successful career in banking and investment banking at First Chicago Corp.