Finance Team

NC State University's bond financing program is managed by the office of Strategic Debt and Financial Management. Housed within the Finance Division, this department is involved in the entire financing life-cycle; from planning, through issuance and distribution, to ongoing compliance and disclosure.

Strategic Debt and Financial Management

Mary Peloquin-Dodd

Mary Peloquin-Dodd

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & University Treasurer
t:(919) 515-2143

Mary Peloquin-Dodd is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and University Treasurer (AVC) at NC State. She came to NC State in May 2012, as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer.  She served as Interim Vice Chancellor from October 2015 to January 2016.   

In her position as AVC, she oversees all University Finance departments including the Controllers Office, Office of Contracts and Grants, Foundations Accounting and Investments (which oversees the University’s endowment and LLCs); Strategic Debt and Financial Management (which oversees the University’s debt portfolio); University Cashiers Office; and Materials Management.  She previously provided leadership to the University Real Estate Office. 

Mary is also an officer of the University’s Endowment Fund, the NC State Investment Fund, Inc. and 15 of the university’s affiliated entities. Before joining NC State, Mary was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s in New York, and Senior Analytical Leader of the US Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Corporate Ratings Group.  Mary spent nearly 25 years at S&P, and became a widely known analyst in the field of higher education finance. She holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Senior Director, Strategic Debt & Financial Management
t:(919) 513-0748

Lori is the Senior Director of Strategic Debt and Financial Management at NC State University.  In this role, she is responsible for the management of the University's debt portfolio including long term debt, derivatives, commercial paper, internal loan program and debt of affiliated entities. She and her staff provide advice and approval for auxiliary long term debt plans, departmental loans and other financial reviews as requested. She serves as the University liaison with external service providers including bond counsel, underwriters, rating agencies and credit providers. The department staff ensures compliance with IRS rules, required disclosures and bond covenants and tracks compliance for all departments within the Finance Division.  Other activities within the department include developing University forecasts, cash flow analysis for intermediate term investment activities, compliance tracking and coordination of the Division's training initiatives.

Prior to coming to NC State in 2000, Lori worked at the North Carolina Local Government Commission and sixteen years in the banking industry.  She graduated from Saint Martin's University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.