Freed-Hardeman University President David Shannon has announced the hiring of Jeff Loyd as the university’s chief financial officer. Loyd will begin his new role Jan. 14, 2019.
In introducing Loyd, Shannon said, “Jeff brings a wealth of diverse experience
and business savvy to our university, having worked with multiple Fortune 500
corporations. His expertise in developing strategies for short- and long-term
objectives and proven abilities will make him a valuable part of our cabinet, as he
leads our talented financial services team. I am grateful to the search committee
and cabinet, who played a major role in helping us identify an extremely strong
group of talented candidates.”
Loyd commented on his appointment as CFO, saying, “From my days as a
student at Harding to adopting Oklahoma Christian students through our church
family to being the parent of a current Freed-Hardeman student, I have
developed a great appreciation for Christian education. Having desired to be
more involved with it for several years, I am excited about this opportunity to use
my values, education, experience and skill set to serve FHU and all those who
love this school.”
With an M.B.A. in finance and a B.B.A. in accounting, Loyd has worked in
financial leadership positions with American Axle Manufacturing, Coca-Cola,
Hertz Corporation, Alcoa/Kawneer, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Residents of Arkansas, the Loyd family includes Jeff’s wife, Latonia, daughter,
Myca (a sophomore at FHU) and son, Treyton (a senior in high school). They
worship with the Cave Springs Church of Christ, where Jeff leads singing and
teaches the college/young adult class.
The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-
given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates
Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson, Memphis
and Dickson and online classes, FHU offers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and
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