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

Jason Hornberger

Associate Vice Provost

University of Kansas

P: 785-864-9140

Past Chair

Pamela Cain

Associate Vice President and University Secretary

Iowa State University

P: 515-294-6218

Vice Chair

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

Bowling Green State University

P: 419-372-8597

Co-Lead Communications

Sean Carey

Senior Analyst

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Rd Room 301, East Lansing, MI 48824

P: 517-884-4192

Marketing & Communications Editor

Vickie Fredrick, CPA

AVP-Finance and Assistant Treasurer

Webster University
Finance & Administration
470 E. Lockwood Ave. LH212
St. Louis, MO 63119-3141

P: 314-565-9147

Member

Lyndse Greenwood

Senior Business Manager - Vet Med Center

Kansas State University

P: 785-532-4010

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

Anas Massri

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Services

Missouri University of Science and Technology

P: 573-341-4067

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.

Chair

Peter T. Murtaugh

VP, Finance & Administration

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

P: 314-286-4813

President

Mary La Grange

Controller

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

P: 402-472-2881

(Ex-Officio) 1st Vice 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

Amy VanStraten

VP for Financial Services/CFO

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

P: 920-831-4355

Member

Gary Steffes

Moberly Area Community College

Member

Lisa Mazure

Controller

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

P: 517-483-1865

Member

Dave Koebel

College Business Officer

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

P: 402-457-2391

Member

David Cunningham

Director of Financial Services

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

P: 313-317-4106

Member

Dave Clark

Executive Vice President

Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506

P: 701-224-5434

Member

Ronald Ally

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

P: 847-925-6637

Member

Kent Adams

Pratt Community College
348 NE SR 61 Pratt KS 67124

Member

Kathy Grove

Vice President Administrative Services

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

P: 641-422-4382

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

Curtis Wieland

Budget Director

University of Wisconsin-Stout

P: 715-232-5446

Member

Roland Arnold

Retired Vice President, Business Affairs

Robert Morris University

P: 312-656-7836

Member

Rhea Dever

Director of Human Resources

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

P: 906-227-2333

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

Vickie Fredrick, CPA

AVP-Finance and Assistant Treasurer

Webster University
Finance & Administration
470 E. Lockwood Ave. LH212
St. Louis, MO 63119-3141

P: 314-565-9147

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

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

Linda Sadler

Chief Fin Officer

University of Kansas
2385 Irving Hill Rd Lawrence, KS 66045

P: 785-864-7239

Member

Patti Ferriter

Division Controller - Finance and Administration

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

P: 773-702-9393

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

Member

Christine Jackson

Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
307 Canfield Administration Building Lincoln, NE 68588-0425

P: 402-472-4455

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

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

Mary Ryberg, CPA, CFE

Senior Director of Finance

Illinois College of Optometry

P: 312-949-7030

Member

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University

P: 260-982-5245

Member

Aaron Christopher

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Palmer College of Chiropractic

P: 563-884-5653

Member

Amy Ruetten

VP for Finance

Cottey College

P: 417-667-6333 X2123

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)

Chair

Karen Goodwin

Assistant Vice President

University of Cincinnati

P: 513-556-5039

Program Chair

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

Bowling Green State University

P: 419-372-8597

President

Mary La Grange

Controller

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

P: 402-472-2881

1st VP

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

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

P: 517-355-5020

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

Budget

Christa Eitel

Business Officer

University of Cincinnati
2610 McMicken Circle, 410Q Teachers,Cincinnati, OH 45221-0002

P: 513-556-2317

Food/Special Events

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

Protocol

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

Public Relations & Publications

Mark Volpatti

Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Auxilary Services

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
875 North Street, IP 100, Indianapolis, In 46202

P: 317-278-7234

Public Relations & Publications

Gabrielle Bovenzi

Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ Indianapolis (IUPUI)

P: 317-274-8149

Registration

Brent Swanson

Senior Accountant

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

P: 515-294-8510

Registration

Angela Wolgram

Asst. Director

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

P: 620-341-5304

Signage and Transportation

Kent Adams

Pratt Community College
348 NE SR 61 Pratt KS 67124

Vendor Relations / 2015 Chair

Dave Takehara

Director - Operations IT

Northwestern University
619 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

P: V: 847-467-3058

F: 847-467-3070

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

Business Partner Coordinator

Pat Comley

Partner

7501 Heather Shay Lane, Corryton, TN

P: 865-208-9908

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)

Chair

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

Bowling Green State University

P: 419-372-8597

Host Chair

Karen Goodwin

Assistant Vice President

University of Cincinnati

P: 513-556-5039

President

Mary La Grange

Controller

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

P: 402-472-2881

1st VP

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

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

P: 517-355-5020

Member

Dawn Cordray

Sr. Asst. Bursar

Indiana University-Purdue University
1100 Waterway Blvd, Ste. 64

P: 317-274-5946

Member

Pam Chin

Sr. HR Manager

University of Cincinnati
2610 McMicken Circle, 412 Teachers,Cincinnait, OH 45221-0002

P: 513-556-2315

Member

Karen Banning

Associate Comptroller

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

P: 785-864-4386

Member

Sean Carey

Senior Analyst

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Rd Room 301, East Lansing, MI 48824

P: 517-884-4192

Member

Walter Branson

Vice-Chancellor Finance & Admin

Missouri Univ of Science & Tech
204B Parker Hall, Rolla, MO 65409

P: 573-341-4122

Member

Lois Tatro

Director-Financial Operations and Business Technology

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

P: 316-978-5890

F: 316-978-3738

2018 Program Chair

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

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

Kristi Thompson

Finance Manager

University of Kansas

P: 785-864-4672

Vice-Chair

Julie Kriech

Director of Health Affairs Finance

University of South Dakota
1400 W. 22nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1570

P: 605-357-1375

Past Chair

Randy Schenewerk

Bursar

Columbia College

P: 573-875-7256

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

Kimberly Garman

Department Manager

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2241 E Hartford Ave,Milwaukee, WI 53211

P: 414-229-4747

At-Large Member

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University

P: 260-982-5245

At-Large Member

Amy Albrinck Schroeder

Assistant Comptroller

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

P: 414-288-0821

At-Large Member

Susan Palmer

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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

P: (320) 363-5298

CPE Certificates Coordinator

cperegistry_logoEffective December 2013, the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

The CACUBO sponsor identification number is 116326. CACUBO is approved for group-live delivery methods.
Certificates will be available within 2 - 3 weeks after a program via email to the participants.
CACUBO Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Required Policies:
CPE Record Retention
CACUBO will retain the required materials for a minimum of five years as specified by the current Statement of Standards of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs. To fulfill this requirement items to be retained include (but are not limited to):
• Records of participation
• Date and location of the presentation(s)
• Instructor(s) name(s) and credentials
• Number of CPE credits earned by participants
• Results of program evaluations
In addition, information to be retained by developers includes copies of program materials, evidence that the program materials were developed and reviewed by qualified parties, and a record of how CPE credits were determined.

Refund Policy
Refunds for professional development programs sponsored by CACUBO must be requested in writing (email). If a registrant to a CACUBO program is unable to attend the program, CACUBO encourages that the registration be transferred to another person at the registrant’s university.  Requests for refunds received before the date printed in the registration brochure, less an appropriate processing fee, will be granted.

CPE Certificates
CPE certificates will be automatically e-mailed to attendees approximately 2 weeks after CACUBO Programs. If you have not received a copy of your CPE, please contact the event coordinator or Julee Sherman at jsherman@centralmethodist.edu.

CPE Coordinator

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

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

Wayne County Medical Examiner Administer

University of Michigan

P: 313-833-2198

Past Chair

Jeremy Aylward

Coordinator of Business Operations and Financial Specialist

University of South Dakota
Department of Nursing

P: 605-357-1521

Vice Chair

Brigette Samuelson

Plant, Auxiliary & Agency Funds Accountant

Purdue University
401 S Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

P: 765-494-7371

Member (Trial)

Marvey Griffin

AVC Academic Affairs

Purdue Northwest
2200 169th St., Hammond, IN 46323

P: 219-989-2743

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

Neal Stark

Director, Business Affairs - Budget Management

University of Cincinnati
51 Goodman Drive 510E University Hall Cincinnati, OH 45221-0155

P: 513-556-5270

Past Chair

Patti Ferriter

Division Controller - Finance and Administration

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

P: 773-702-9393

Member

Jessica Davenport-Williams

Fiscal Administrator

Columbia College Chicago
624 S. Michigan, Room 700

P: 312-369-7192

Board Liaison

Diana Kuhlmann

Vice President for Administration and Finance

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

P: 620-341-5304

Professional Development Committee

This committee ensures CACUBO’s professional development programming is relevant and timely and meets the needs of CACUBO members, while preventing significant duplication between events and trainings. This group also coordinates with NACUBO and the other regional professional development volunteer groups.

Program Chair Higher Education Accounting Workshop

Jeremy Aylward

Coordinator of Business Operations and Financial Specialist

University of South Dakota
Department of Nursing

P: 605-357-1521

Program Chair CACUBOWorkshop

Kristi Thompson

Finance Manager

University of Kansas

P: 785-864-4672

Program Committee Chair Annual Meeting, current

Lois Tatro

Director-Financial Operations and Business Technology

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

P: 316-978-5890

F: 316-978-3738

Program Chair Leadership Institute

Patti Ferriter

Division Controller - Finance and Administration

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

P: 773-702-9393

Program Committee Chair Annual Meeting, past

Gabrielle Bovenzi

Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ Indianapolis (IUPUI)

P: 317-274-8149

CPE Coordinator

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

Constituency Council (Small)

Susan Palmer

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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

P: (320) 363-5298

Constituency Council (Community College)

Lisa Freiburger

VP for Finance and Administration

Grand Rapids Community College

P: (616) 234-4025

Constituency Council (Comp Doc)

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

Constituency Council (Research)

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

Chair/Board Liaison

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

Coordinators

Database Coordinator

Selayoa Lovett

Financial System Analyst

1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4028

P: 620-341-5310

Business Partner Coordinator

Pat Comley

Partner

7501 Heather Shay Lane, Corryton, TN

P: 865-208-9908

Controller

Susie Maloney

Financial Management Supervisor

21 N Park Street, Madison, WI 53715

P: 608-890-3220

Website Coordinator

Rebecca Revalee

Associate To

University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
Van Wormer, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0635

P: 513-556-6909

Best Practice Program Coordinator

Donna Rohlfer

Director Budgeting/Business Transformation

Miami University

P: 513-529-6243

CPE Coordinator

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Vickie Fredrick, CPA

AVP-Finance and Assistant Treasurer

Webster University
Finance & Administration
470 E. Lockwood Ave. LH212
St. Louis, MO 63119-3141

P: 314-565-9147

Registration

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

Site Selection Coordinator

Kathy Qualls

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Finance & Administrative Affairs

University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle ANWORMR 314B
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0635

P: 513-556-6919

F: 513-556-6050