On November 1, 2021, President David M. Mellott announced the appointment of F. Ward Logan to the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations at CTS, effective December 1, 2021. Logan has been serving as the Interim VP of Finance and Operations since May 2021.
The VP of Finance and Operations is a key member of the senior management team at CTS, directing financial, business, and operational functions. This role maintains oversight of the accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, human resources, payroll, IT, legal compliance, audit, grant management, student and counseling client billing, financial aid (Title IV), Title IX and Clery Act compliance, risk management, student housing, endowment and asset management, security and emergency planning, and facility management.
Logan brings considerable experience to the role from a long career in higher education. He earned a BS in Business Administration/Economics from Erskine College and an MBA from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and, in 2019-2020, he was a NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers) fellow. After graduating from Erskine, Logan began his career by serving his alma mater in admissions and financial aid. He then moved to The Citadel where he worked for 23 years, eventually serving as its Associate Vice President for Finance before coming to CTS.
As he was wrapping up his time at The Citadel, Logan said that he “placed a great deal of focus and prayer on the type of institution that I wanted to head to next.” He saw at CTS the opportunity “to be a part of an institution where I could be a positive force and resource for students, faculty, staff and friends.”
Having served the community since May, Logan has quickly found at home at CTS. He said, “I love being a part of a mission driven institution that is a positive force for good in both the church and society. The importance that CTS places on making an impact beyond our campus makes me proud to be a part of the organization. I believe that my responsibility is to put the resources in place, and account for them appropriately, so that our students, faculty, and the work of the church can take center stage. Finance and operations is a service unit to support the important work that is being done here.”
Getting settled permanently in Indianapolis, Logan is excited to get more involved in church and community life. Prior to his relocation, he was an active member of Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and a member of several civic and professional organizations, including the Charleston CFO Council and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers Audit Committee. A self-described “mediocre golfer,” he also loves spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren, who live in Birmingham, Alabama.