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Jan Madsen named executive vice president at Creighton University

Creighton University has announced the hiring of its new executive vice president, the University’s third highest-ranking position.

Jan MadsenJan Madsen, CPA, who spent five years at Creighton as the vice president of finance between 2010 and 2014, will return to the University to take on the newly titled role. She will begin Aug. 6.

For the last three and a half years, Madsen has served as chief financial officer and treasurer for Omaha-based West Corporation. During her time at Creighton, she managed the complexities of the University’s budget and regularly interacted with members of the Board of Trustees, deans and many others.

“I am pleased to welcome Jan Madsen back to Creighton,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD. “Provost Tom Murray and I look forward to working with Jan to help us make sound decisions and track outcomes as we continue to implement the University’s strategic plan. There is much work to be done, and Jan’s considerable financial acumen and knowledge of our institution will be vital to the University’s continued success.”

Madsen will lead a division that includes Continuous Improvement, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Public Safety, and University Communications and Marketing – all areas that play an integral role in supporting the University and touch many elements of Creighton’s strategic plan.

“I am thrilled to return to Creighton and serve the University in this capacity,” Madsen said. “This institution is enormously important to the city and people of Omaha, including my own family; to its many alumni; and, most importantly, to its students. I look forward to once again being a part of this amazing campus and helping Creighton continue its success in the years ahead.”

Madsen steps into the new role after Dan Burkey, longtime senior vice president of operations, retired at the end of June. Madsen and her husband, Dave, director of finance in the Creighton School of Law, are involved in the Omaha community through their current work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Previously, Jan also served on the Boys Town National


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