Gordon in the News: last updated 06/01/2009

Gordon College Names Michael J. Ahearn New VP of Finance and Administration

June 1, 2009

Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

Wenham, MA--
Michael J. Ahearn of Arlington, Mass., has been appointed Vice President of Finance and Administration for Gordon College.

A long-time member of Park Street Church in Boston, Ahearn comes to Gordon College most recently from the Massachusetts Port Authority where he served as Financial Program Manager since 1995 overseeing bond financing, budget plans, investment portfolios and capital requirements for various programs. Before that he was a senior associate at the Analysis Group/Integral, Inc. in Cambridge where he helped define business strategies and product development.

“Mike Ahearn brings a wealth of experience and education to our Gordon leadership team,” said R. Judson Carlberg, President of Gordon College. “He is fully committed to our mission and to increasing financial management effectiveness during challenging times for colleges and universities.”

Ahearn earned his M.S. in Applied Economics and Finance from Simon School at the University of Rochester where he also taught managerial economics and corporate finance courses to M.B.A. students. He earned his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.A. and honors in history from Colgate University in New York.  He and his wife Joy have been active in leadership, small groups and various ministries at Park Street Church. They have a 13-year-old son, Joshua.

“I am excited about how Gordon College seeks to prepare young men and women to lead and serve. The College’s vision to develop not only their minds but also to equip them morally and spiritually can only be successful in producing generations of young adults who will make an impact on the world for God’s kingdom,” Ahearn said.  “Being part of an organization which contains the energy and enthusiasm of the 18–22 age group can only be invigorating for those of us who are a generation older. I’m looking forward to helping be a part of Gordon College’s future through excellent financial management and administrative decisions.”


Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The College offers majors in 37 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.