CACUBO: A volunteer-led association

As a volunteer-led organization focused on professional development in higher education, CACUBO relies on the efforts of its committees.


Joining one of CACUBO’s many committees provides significant opportunities for professional development in higher education. As a volunteer-led organization without paid staff, we operate through a committee structure – and our high-quality programming and events are only made possible through the efforts of our volunteers.

We invite you to take a leadership role within CACUBO by participating on a committee. There are many different committee types, with varying roles and responsibilities to meet your needs and interests. Our committees allow you to positively impact and guide the association, and enable you to share your professional and institutional insights with other members.

Professional development in higher education is CACUBO’s primary focus, and our success as a professional development association is dependent on quality contributions from our members. There is no better way to enhance your CACUBO experience than by volunteering to serve on a committee that interests you. From administrative committees focused on the operation of CACUBO, to professional development programming committees charged with planning and coordinating each year’s events – joining a committee is a great way to leverage your existing skills, or develop new ones!

Note: Some committee descriptions list specific term lengths. Other committee terms may run shorter or longer, or have the option to renew involvement.

Audit Committee

This committee audits the financial records for all of CACUBO’s events and activities. The committee also reports its findings to the membership each year at the Annual Meeting.

Chair

Ryan Rapp

Associate Controller

University of Missouri System
1000 West Nifong Building 7, Columbia, MO 65211

P: 573-882-6435

Member

Kathy Grove

Vice President Administrative Services

North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Drive Mason City, IA 50401

P: 641-422-4382

Member

Lana Becker

Director of Financial Reporting

University of Wisconsin
780 Regent Street, Madison , WI 53715

P: 608-263-4372

Board Liaison

Mike Volna

Assoc VP Finance & Controller

University of Minnesota
1300 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN 55454

P: 612-625-9529

Member Relations & Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for maximizing membership recruitment and retention, improving participation in professional development programs, and increasing publicity for all Association activities.

Chair

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

Bowling Green State University
1851 N Research Dr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

P: 419-372-8597

Vice Chair and New Member Reception

Anas Massri

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Services

Missouri University of Science and Technology

P: 573-341-4067

Past Chair

Jason Hornberger

Associate Vice Provost

University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm 250
Lawrence, KS 66045

P: 785-864-9140

Member

Tammie Hart

Comptroller

Peru State College
P.O. Box 10
Peru, NE 68421

P: 402-872-2447

Member

Mary Ryberg, CPA, CFE

Senior Director of Finance

Illinois College of Optometry

P: 312-949-7030

Member

Earl Bell

Associate Director of Business Operations

University of Michigan
2060 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

P: 734-764-0473

At Large Member

Vickie Fredrick, CPA

P: 314-565-9147

Board Liason

Jill Yates

Director, IT-Business Administration

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Information Technology Services Lovejoy Library Room 0005, Box 1068
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1068

P: V: 618-650-3814

F: 618-650-3055

Nominating Committee

This committee is responsible for nominating a slate of officers for the CACUBO board of directors to be elected at the Annual Meeting.

Immediate Past President

Mary La Grange

Controller

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
401 Canfield Administration Bldg
Lincoln, NE 68588-0439

P: 402-472-2881

President

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road, Ro0m 305
East Lansing, MI 48824

P: 517-355-5020

(Ex-Officio) 2nd Vice President

Susan Scroggins

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Valparaiso University

P: 219-464-6395

Constituency Council (Community College)

This council represents the unique needs of community college member institutions, and ensures CACUBO’s programming is relevant and applicable to their challenges and issues. Participation in this council also enables networking with peers at similar colleges within the region. (Two year term)

Chair

Lisa Freiburger

VP for Finance and Administration

Grand Rapids Community College

P: (616) 234-4025

Member

Kent Adams

Pratt Community College
348 NE SR 61 Pratt KS 67124

Member

Ronald Ally

William Rainey Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road Palatine, IL 60067

P: 847-925-6637

Member

Tamara Barber

Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations

Bismarck State College
PO Box 5587, 1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, ND 58506

P: (701)224-5476

F: (701)224-5590

Member

Jeff Boudouris

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

P: (937)512-2537

Member

David Cunningham

Director of Financial Services

Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI 48128

P: 313-317-4106

Member

Dave Koebel

College Business Officer

Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777 Omaha, NE 68103-0777

P: 402-457-2391

Member

Lisa Mazure

Controller

Lansing Community College
309 N. Washington Square, Suite 203 Lansing, MI 48933-1239

P: 517-483-1865

Member

Amy VanStraten

VP for Financial Services/CFO

Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Dr. Appleton WI 54914

P: 920-831-4355

Constituency Council (Comprehensive & Doctoral Institutions)

This council represents the unique needs of members at comprehensive and doctoral institutions, and ensures CACUBO’s programming is relevant and applicable to their challenges and issues. Participation in this council also enables networking with peers at similar institutions within the region. (Two year term)

Chair

Gavin Leach

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

P: 906-227-2200

Member

Rhea Dever

Director of Human Resources

Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

P: 906-227-2333

Member

Michael Hager

Senior Vice President Finance & Operations

University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

P: 319-273-2382

Member

Mary Moran Hill

Associate Vice President and Controller

Central Michigan University
104 Warriner Hall Central Michigan
University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

P: 989-774-3331

Member

Randy Schenewerk

Bursar

Columbia College

P: 573-875-7256

Member

Curtis Wieland

Budget Director

University of Wisconsin-Stout

P: 715-232-5446

Constituency Council (Research Universities)

This council represents the unique needs of research university member institutions, and ensures CACUBO’s programming is relevant and applicable to their challenges and issues. Participation in this council also enables networking with peers at similar universities within the region. (Two year term)

Chair

Mike Volna

Assoc VP Finance & Controller

University of Minnesota
1300 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN 55454

P: 612-625-9529

Member

Patti Ferriter

Division Controller - Finance and Administration

University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis, 306B Chicago, IL 60637

P: 773-702-9393

Member

Diane Goddard

Vice Provost for Administration and Finance

University of Kansas,
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 250
Lawrence, KS 66045

P: (785) 864-4904

Member

Sharon Lindenbaum

Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration

University of Missouri-Kansas City
5115 Oak Street, Ste. 333 Kansas City, Missouri 64112

P: 816-235-6293

Member

Linda Sadler

Chief Fin Officer

University of Kansas
2385 Irving Hill Rd Lawrence, KS 66045

P: 785-864-7239

Member

Diane Winter

Assistant Director and Director of Administration

University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, ICPSR
330 Perry Bldg. Rm 1132 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1287

P: 734-615-2315

Constituency Council (Small Institutions)

This council represents the unique needs of members at small institutions and colleges, and ensures CACUBO’s programming is relevant and applicable to their challenges and issues. Participation in this council also enables networking with peers at similar institutions within the region. (Two year term)

Chair

Susan Palmer

Vice President for Finance and Administration

College of Saint Benedict
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374

P: (320) 363-5298

Member

David English

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Denison University
100 West College Street PO Box 734 Granville, OH 43023

P: 309-794-7203

Member

Jody Greer

Vice President for Finance

Trine University
1 University Avenue Angola, IN 46703

P: 260-665-4105

Member

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University

P: 260-982-5245

Member

Amy Ruetten

VP for Finance

Cottey College

P: 417-667-6333 X2123

Member

Mary Ryberg, CPA, CFE

Senior Director of Finance

Illinois College of Optometry

P: 312-949-7030

Member

Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Affairs

Otterbein University
25 West Home Street
Westerville, OH 43081

P: (614)823-1354

Annual Meeting Host Committee

This committee coordinates the logistics of the Annual Meeting, including developing and managing the event budget, menu, lodging venues, social activities and sponsor exhibits. (One year term)

2018 Host Chair

Hal Jankowski

Director of Business Affairs

University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Aronoff 5470F, PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P: V: (513) 556-1203

2018 Program Chair

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

Budget, Signage & Transportation

Diana Kuhlmann

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle, Plumb Hall 202H, Campus Box 4001
Emporia, KS 66801

P: 620-341-5173

Facilities

Rob Hupp

Financial Systems & Business Analyst

The Ohio State University
2020 Blankenship Hall, 901 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210

P: 614-688-4519

Facilities

Paul Zinck

Vice Chancellor Finance & Adminstrator

St. Louis Community College
300 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

P: (314)539-5291

Food & Events

Rosiel Marasco

Director of Fiscal & Administrative Affairs

IUPUI
535 W Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: (317)278-4866

Registration

Angela Wolgram

Budget Director

Emporia State University
Plumb Hall, 210B, Emporia, KS 66801-5415

P: 620-341-5304

Registration

Mike Obbink

Controller

University of Nebraska - Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, 208 EAB
Omaha, NE 68182

P: (402)554-2668

Publications & Promotions

Pamela Cain

Associate Vice President and University Secretary

Iowa State University

P: 515-294-6218

Publications & Promotions

Fran Willbrant

AVP

Kansas State University
Division of Financial Services 102 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

P: 785-532-6210

F: 785-532-6612

Protocol

Tammy Martin

Director of Fiscal Affairs, Kelley School of Business

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
801 W. Michigan St., BS 3024 Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: 317- 278-1405

Vendor Relations

Karen Goodwin

Assistant Vice President

University of Cincinnati

P: 513-556-5039

Business Partner Coordinator

Pat Comley

Partner

271 Coyatee Dr.
N Loudon, TN 37774

P: (865)208-9908

President

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road, Ro0m 305
East Lansing, MI 48824

P: 517-355-5020

1st Vice President

Susan Scroggins

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Valparaiso University

P: 219-464-6395

Annual Meeting Program Committee

This committee plans and oversees the professional development programming for the Annual Meeting. The committee’s goal is to plan an outstanding program that provides great opportunities for professional development, increased knowledge, personal growth and enhanced networking. The Program Committee also accepts proposals for presentations. (One year term)

2018 Program Chair

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

2018 Host Chair

Hal Jankowski

Director of Business Affairs

University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Aronoff 5470F, PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P: V: (513) 556-1203

Member

Karen Banning

Associate Comptroller

University of Kansas
1246 West Campus Rd, Rm 237,Lawrence, KS 66045-7602

P: 785-864-4386

Member

Alice Brekke

Vice President for Finance and Operations

University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8378
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8378

P: 701-777-3511

Member

Steven Mandeville

Vice President, Finance and Facilities

Maryville University
650 Maryville University Dr
St. Louis, MO 63141

P: (314)529-6849

Member

Marty Mickey

Vice President Finance

National Louis University
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

P: (312)261-3050

Member

Cuba Plain

Vice Chancellor Finance & Operations

Missouri University of Science & Technology
1201 N. State St.
Rolla, MO 65409

P: (573) 341-4122

Member

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

Bowling Green State University
1851 N Research Dr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

P: 419-372-8597

Member

Kristi Thompson

Finance Manager

University of Kansas

P: 785-864-4672

President

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road, Ro0m 305
East Lansing, MI 48824

P: 517-355-5020

1st Vice President

Susan Scroggins

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Valparaiso University

P: 219-464-6395

CACUBO Workshop Committee

This committee plans, supervises and evaluates this annual workshop to provide quality and timely professional development. The committee’s goal is to offer courses that represent the issues facing CACUBO institutions in the central region, presented by experienced and knowledgeable speakers. (One year term)

Chair

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University

P: 260-982-5245

Vice Chair

Amy Albrinck Schroeder

Assistant Comptroller

Marquette University
PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

P: 414-288-0821

Past Chair

Kristi Thompson

Finance Manager

University of Kansas

P: 785-864-4672

At Large Member

Kelly Boice

Controller

Saint Mary’s University - Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #8 Winona, MN 55987-1399

P: 507-457-1445

At Large Member

Kelly Crawford

Fiscal Officer

The Ohio State University
149 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 46210

P: (614)688-1556

At Large Member

Shannon Doyle

Associate Director Business Affairs

University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221

P: (513)556-2671

At Large Member

Debbie Myree

Director Business Affairs

University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221

P: (513)556-1551

Board Liaison

Susan Palmer

Vice President for Finance and Administration

College of Saint Benedict
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374

P: (320) 363-5298

Higher Education Accounting Committee

The committee plans, supervises and evaluates this annual workshop on higher education accounting standards and practices for public and independent (private) institutions. (Three year term)

Chair

Tracy Tamer

Psychiatric Emergency Services Administrator

University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive, B1D102A UH
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5020

P: (734)615-1441

Vice Chair

Lois Tatro

Sr. AVP Financial Services

Wichita State University
Financial Operations and Business Technology
1845 Fairmount Wichita, KS 67260-0038

P: 316-978-5890

F: 316-978-3738

Member

Georgia Gichenko

Director of Financial Systems

Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094-5198

P: 440-525-7051

Member

Kristin Fekete

Assistant Controller

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2033 East Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201

P: 414-229-6604

Board Liaison

Gavin Leach

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

P: 906-227-2200

Leadership Institute Committee

This committee plans, supervises and evaluates the event to ensure CACUBO consistently provides new, varied and exciting programming. (Three year term)

Chair

Dave Takehara

Director - Operations IT

Northwestern University
619 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

P: V: 847-467-3058

F: 847-467-3070

Vice Chair

Jarrod VanKirk

Division Controller for Accounting Operations

University of Michigan
3003 S. State St., #6086
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1287

P: 734-647-3791

Past Chair

Patti Ferriter

Division Controller - Finance and Administration

University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis, 306B Chicago, IL 60637

P: 773-702-9393

Board Liaison

Lisa Freiburger

VP for Finance and Administration

Grand Rapids Community College

P: (616) 234-4025

Coordinators

Best Practices Program Coordinator

Fran Willbrant

AVP

Kansas State University
Division of Financial Services 102 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

P: 785-532-6210

F: 785-532-6612

Business Partner Coordinator

Pat Comley

Partner

271 Coyatee Dr.
N Loudon, TN 37774

P: (865)208-9908

CPE Coordinator

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

Controller

Susie Maloney

Financial Management Supervisor

21 N Park Street, Madison, WI 53715

P: 608-890-3220

Database Coordinator

Selayoa Lovett

Financial System Analyst

1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4028

P: 620-341-5310

Website Coordinator & Marketing and Communications Editor

Vickie Fredrick, CPA

P: 314-565-9147

Registration Coordinator

Brent Swanson

Senior Accountant

Iowa State University
105 Parks Library, 701 Morrill Rd, Ames, IA50011-2104

P: 515-294-8510

Site Selection Coordinator

Peter T. Murtaugh

VP, Finance & Administration

Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113

P: 314-286-4813