People

Richard McKinney
Associate Vice Provost, Budget Director
785-864-3136
  • 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
Director
785-864-3137
239 Carruth O'Leary
  • General Budget Questions and Procedures
  • Provide budget information to the Division of the Budget (Topeka)
  • Functional owner of PBCS Planning and PBCS Management
  • Application Trainer
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Create Oracle Analytics Cloud analyses and/or write SAS programs for advanced analytics in response to ad hoc requests or for process improvements
  • Oversee Graduate Teaching Assistant semester audit
  • Oversee the Financials in the Cloud Budget Transfer process
  • Oversee the Summer Session budgeting
  • Manage budget collection process
  • Budget liaison to: Information Technology, Distinguished Professors, Summer Session, School of Education, KU Libraries, Finance
Lile Merrill
Financial Analyst Senior
785-864-3293
  • Support departmental users of PBCS Planning, Management and OAC Financial Reporting
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Collect and verify data from the departments in the preparation of the annual operating budget
  • Create Oracle Analytics Cloud analyses and/or write SAS programs for advanced analytics in response to ad hoc requests or for process improvements
  • Process Financials in the Cloud Budget Transfers
  • Application Trainer
  • Calculate, determine and process annual carryforward entries
  • Provide budget data to OIRP
  • Database manager
  • Budget liaison to: Administration, Student Affairs, Diversity & Equity and School of Engineering
Robert Waller
Financial Analyst Intermediate
785-864-3298
222 Caruth O'Leary
  • Support departmental users of PBCS Planning, Management and OAC Financial Reporting
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Collect and verify data from the departments in the preparation of the annual operating budget
  • Create Oracle Analytics Cloud analyses and/or write SAS programs for advanced analytics in response to ad hoc requests or for process improvements
  • Process Financials in the Cloud Budget Transfers
  • Prepare annual consolidated revenue report
  • Manage fringe estimates
  • Coordinate Administrative Overhead (AOH) assessments
  • Budget liaison to: School of Business, School of Law, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (and School of the Arts), University Press, Utilities and Debt Service
Sean Miller
Financial Analyst Intermediate
785-864-9872
242 Carruth O'Leary
  • Support departmental users of PBCS Planning, Management and OAC Financial Reporting
  • Assist with preparation of University’s Annual Budget Request (ABR)
  • Collect and verify data from the departments in the preparation of the annual operating budget
  • Create Oracle Analytics Cloud analyses and/or write SAS programs for advanced analytics in response to ad hoc requests or for process improvements
  • Process Financials in the Cloud Budget Transfers
  • Prepare Quarterly Financial Reports for Chancellor
  • Process Negotiated Tuition Transfers
  • Determine GTA tuition fee waivers awarded each semester
  • Budget liaison to: Chancellor, Office of Research, Enrollment Management, Business and Financial Planning, Academic Affairs and School of Social Welfare
Mark J. Lohmeyer
Financial Analyst
785-864-3138
240 Carruth O'Leary
  • Support departmental users of PBCS Planning, Management and OAC Financial Reporting
  • Process Financials in the Cloud Budget Transfers
  • Create Oracle Analytics Cloud analyses in response to ad hoc reporting requests
  • Payroll Appointment Process Liaison
  • Assist with questions related to GTA Tuition Fee Reduction and Eligibility Requirements
  • HR/Pay Funding maintenance
  • Mange Cost Center hierarchy requests
  • Assist and respond to General Budget Operations Questions
  • Reviews PBCS Management security
  • Budget liaison to: Faculty Development, School of Architecture & Design, School of Music, School of Pharmacy, Undergraduate Studies
Kevin Kenn
Financial Analyst Intermediate
785-864-3067
235 Carruth O'Leary
  • Monitor tuition assessments and collections
  • Generate the GTA audit each semester
  • Budget liaison to: Public Affairs, Provost, Edwards Campus, School of Journalism/Mass Communications and International Programs
  • Split appointment with Financial Reporting Services (Comptroller's Office) - works on both Budget Office and Financial Reporting Services projects
Maria S. Thompson
Office Manager
785-864-3136
250 Strong Hall
  • BMFS office manager/secretary
  • AOH collections
  • Tuition Assistance payments
  • Budget document distribution
  • Contact/support for staff searches
  • GTA Tuition Waivers


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