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Final Candidates Named in Chief Financial Officer Search

The WVU Tech Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Search Committee has invited three candidates to campus this week for interviews. The final candidates include: Darryl Borgonah, Magdalena Chonja and Dr. David Stretton.

The visitation schedules for each candidate include interviews with the Campus CEO, executive staff and the search committee made up of faculty, staff and students. The search committee is being chaired by Frank Pergolizzi and includes the following members of the WVU Tech community: Richard Carpinelli, George Lasnier, Robert Chuey, Darrell Fixx, Rana Jasir, Barbara Boyd and Ashley Clark.

About the Final Candidates: 

Darryl John Borgonah earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership and information technology from Regis University and has undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of Jodhpur. He is currently the director of financial affairs for information technology at Purdue University.

Magdalena Chojna holds a master’s degree in accountancy from Wright State University, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Maria Curie University in Poland. Chojna also has CPA and CFE certifications. She has eight years of financial management/auditing experience, with six years in higher education.

David Stretton received his Ph.D. in higher education administration and MBA from Ohio University (OU) and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. He also holds CPA and CMA certifications. He currently holds an assistant faculty position at OU and has more than 13 years of prior financial management experience.