John H. Nylen
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration,
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone:  (847) 578-3252

John Nylen is the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  In this role he is responsible for the activities of the Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing, Facilities Management, Campus Safety, and Information Technology Departments. John joined Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in June 2014 as the Associate Vice President for Financial Planning, Analysis, and Budgeting.   In this role John was responsible for short and long term financial planning and the annual budgeting process.

John has held executive leadership positions in both the private and the nonprofit community for over 35 years.  Before joining Rosalind Franklin, he was the COO/CFO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), creating and managing all of the business policies and functions of that organization. He also organized and acted as the EVP/COO of ACGME International, responsible for creating standards, processes, and contracts for the accreditation of international residency programs, initially in Singapore, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Oman.

He was Assistant Director of the Cooperative Computer Center of the Illinois Board of Governors of Higher Education, responsible for the computing needs of 3 Chicago area universities (Chicago State, Governors State, Northeastern Illinois).  He began his career in Information Technology as a Systems Programmer, then Information Center Supervisor, at Signode Corporation of Glenview.

Mr. Nylen has a BS degree in Mathematics from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Thomas Buns
Telephone: (847) 578-3405

Tom Buns joined the University family in 2006 after a 35 year career in accounting and financial management roles at three for-profit manufacturers.  Tom is a graduate of Roosevelt University and is a CPA.

As Controller, Tom is responsible for all accounting and accounts payable activities here at the University.  This includes preparation of the University’s financial statements and coordination with our outside auditors, preparation of the University’s annual Form 990 tax return, accounting for the University’s student loan programs and non-research grants, and the development of systems and procedures to safeguard the University’s assets and comply with all accounting and tax rules.