John W. Ward, BS, CPA
Vice President for Finance
Before his appointment at Fuller in the spring of 2010, John Ward served eight years as vice president for finance and business affairs for Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. Prior positions included three years as chief financial officer for Elenbaas Company, Sumas, Washington; 25 years working for two major newspaper organizations, Knight-Ridder and McClatchy, in various management positions from controller to general manager, at six different locations across the country; and two years for a major CPA firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ward holds a BS in Business Administration, major in accounting, from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was subsequently inducted into Drexel’s Athletic Hall of Fame (baseball). He earned his CPA certificate from the State of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Service positions include former treasurer for the Quest, a non-denominational church in Clovis, California, and former president of YMCA of Stanislaus County, California.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Ward enjoys golf, tennis, and spending time with his wife and children.