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Administration


Richard L. McKinney

Associate Vice Provost / Budget Director
(785) 864-3136  rmckinney@ku.edu
250 Strong Hall

  • General Budget Questions and Procedures
  • Contact for Unresolved Budgetary Questions
  • Works with Provost Office to develop budget and fiscal policies / procedures for the Lawrence campus
  • Fund Management
  • Revenue Projections
  • Liaison with Division of the Budget (Topeka)
  • Member of leadership teams for various administrative systems





Mary Ann Richey

Associate Director
(785) 864-3137  marichey@ku.edu
239 Carruth O'Leary

  • General Budget Questions and Procedures
  • Provide budget information to the Division of the Budget (Topeka)
  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Working budget preparation
  • Oversee Graduate Teaching Assistant semester audit
  • Oversee the Budget Transfer process
  • Oversee the Summer Session appointments
  • Budget liaison to: Provost, Distinguished Professors, Summer Session, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Shared Service Centers, Academic Affairs, Faculty Development, Diversity & Equity
  • Miscellaneous ad hoc analysis
  • Develop reporting tools to improve budget collection process





Maria S. Thompson

Office Manager
(785) 864-3136  maria@ku.edu
250 Strong Hall

  • BMFS office manager/secretary
  • AOH collections
  • Tuition Assistance payments
  • Budget document distribution
  • Contact/support for staff searches
  • Budget Transfers
  • GTA Tuition Waivers




Budget Analysis & Reporting


Lile Merrill

Budget Analyst
(785) 864-3293  lmerrill@ku.edu
222 Carruth O'Leary

  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Working budget preparation & maintenance
  • Miscellaneous ad hoc analysis
  • Budget liaison to: Office of the Chancellor, Public Affairs, School of Education, Operations, Business & Financial Planning





Elenor Buffington

Budget Analyst
(785) 864-4856  elliebuf@ku.edu
224 Carruth O'Leary

  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Working budget preparation
  • Miscellaneous ad hoc analysis
  • Coordinate Administrative Overhead (AOH) assessments
  • Budget liaison to: School of Business, School of Law, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (and School of the Arts)





Chris Stoppel

Budget Analyst
(785) 864-4541  cstoppel@ku.edu
223 Caruth O'Leary

  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Working budget preparation
  • Miscellaneous ad hoc analysis
  • Assist with Revenue Projections
  • Budget liaison to: School of Engineering, School of Journalism/Mass Communications, School of Social Welfare, Research and Graduate Studies





Vacant

Budget Analyst
 

  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Working budget preparation
  • Miscellaneous ad hoc analysis
  • Assist with Revenue Projections
  • Budget liaison to: KU Libraries, Information Technology




Budget Operations


Mark J. Lohmeyer

Business Financial Specialist
(785) 864-3138  mlohmeyer@ku.edu
240 Carruth O'Leary

  • Payroll Appointment Process Liaison
  • GTA Fee Reduction and Eligibility Requirements
  • Budget Transfers
  • Cost Center and Tree Maintenance
  • General Budget Operations Questions
  • Supports users of University BUDget system (UBUD) and Budcast
  • Working budget preparation
  • Budget liaison to: Edwards Campus, School of Architecture & Design, School of Music, School of Pharmacy




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