John J. Boyle, III
Senior Fellow & Loaned Executive Campus District
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Office Location: UR 130
John J. Boyle, III was appointed Vice President of Business Affairs & Finance by the Board of Trustees on January 27, 2003 and served until March 31, 2011. Previous to that Mr. Boyle served as Special Assistant to the President from February 1, 2001 until his appointment as Vice President, and Interim Vice President of Finance & Administration from July 31, 2000 until January 31, 2001. Mr. Boyle, who retired as CFO of United Agencies, Inc. in 2000, had served on the University’s Board of Trustees as an appointee of Governor Richard Celeste from October 1989 to May 1998.
As Vice President, Mr. Boyle oversaw all of the finance divisions including audit, campus safety, capital planning, facilities management, campus support services, and human resources. Mr. Boyle was responsible for all of the campus construction and the carrying out of the University’s physical Master Plan. As Special assistant, Mr. Boyle will remain involved with Cleveland State and neighborhood development opportunities.
Mr. Boyle, a native of Cleveland, graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1958; and earned a BS in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston College, Chestnut Hills, MA in 1962. Mr. Boyle received his Masters in Urban Planning, Design & Development from Cleveland State University in 2002. Mr. Boyle owned and operated a major Cleveland area insurance agency from 1962 until his retirement in 2000; and served in a variety of elected and appointed positions in Cleveland Heights including Mayor, City Council, and the Planning Commission. Mr. Boyle currently resides in Shaker Heights and is a member of the Shaker Heights Planning & Zoning Appeals Board. Mr. Boyle is married and has four grown children and twelve grandchildren.
- BS Finance Boston College
- MUPDD Cleveland State University
- Special Assistant to the President & Vice President Business Affairs & Finance, Cleveland State University 2000-11
- Member CSU Board 1989-98
- Mayor & Council Member – City of Cleveland Heights 1971-83
- Member Cleveland Heights Planning Commission 1984-90
- Currently a member of the Shaker Heights Planning & Zoning Appeals Board