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

Shari Mayer

Payroll and Tax Manager

Carleton College
Leighton Hall 116
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

P: 507-222-4022

Member

Tim Bergman

Senior Financial Accountant

Madison College
3591 Anderson Street, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53704

P: 608-243-4721

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

Earl Bell

Chief Financial Officer

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard, Suite 2150
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

P: 734-763-1370

Member

Christy Gelbach-Diaz

Controller & Assistant Vice President for Finance

Ivy Tech Community College
50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208

P: 317-916-7980

Member

Jill Houghton

Controller, Finance

St. Louis Community College
3221 McKelvey Rd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

P: 314-539-5430

Website Coordinator

Jackie Kalan

Director of Business Operations Support

Northwestern University Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

P: 847-491-2931

Member

Mary Ryberg, CPA, CFE

Senior Director of Finance

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 South Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60616

P: 312-949-7030

Board Liaison

Mark Volpatti

Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Auxilary Services

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
875 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: 317-278-7234

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, Immediate Past President

Diana Kuhlmann

Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO

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

P: 620-341-5173

President

Mike Volna

Assoc VP Finance & Controller

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

P: 612-625-9529

1st Vice President

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

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

P: 419-372-8597

2nd Vice President

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962

P: 260-982-5245

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 Mazure

Controller

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

P: 517-483-1865

F: 517-483-9876

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

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

Aletha Shipley

Vice President Chief Financial Officer

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215

P: 614-287-2642

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

Marty Mickey

Vice President Finance

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

P: (312)261-3050

Member

Doug Ball

CFO and VP for Administration

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway Street
Pittsburg KS, 66762

P: 620-235-4108

Member

Michael Garzanelli

Comptroller

Truman State University
McClain Hall 105
Kirksville, MO 63501

P: 660-785-4150

Member

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

Gregory Sanial

Vice President for Finance

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
3080 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401-9403

P: 616-331-2188

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

Fran Willbrant

Assistant VP, Financial Services

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

P: 785-532-6210

F: 785-532-6612

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

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962

P: 260-982-5245

Member

Aaron Christopher

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St.,
Davenport, IA 52803

P: 563-884-5653

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

Amy Ruetten

Vice President for Finance

Cottey College
1000 W. Austin
Nevada, MO 64772

Member

Mary Ryberg, CPA, CFE

Senior Director of Finance

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 South Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60616

P: 312-949-7030

Member

Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Oberlin College
Cox Administrative Building, Rm 200
Oberlin, OH 44074

P: (440)775-8460

AT LARGE MEMBER (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

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)

2021 AM Host Chair

Nancy Combs

Controller & Assistant Treasurer

Grinnell College
733 Broad Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

P: 641-269-9700

Budget

Shari Mayer

Payroll and Tax Manager

Carleton College
Leighton Hall 116
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

P: 507-222-4022

Facilities 2021-2022

Steven Mandeville

Vice President, Finance and Facilities

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

P: 314-529-6849

Food & Events

Susan Kraft-Mann

Director, Office of Budget & Fiscal Analysis

University NE Omaha Med Center
985080 Nebraska Med Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5080

P: 402-559-3544

Registration 2020-2021

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

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

P: 517-355-5020

Registration 2021-2022

Dawn Cordray

Sr. Asst. Bursar

Indiana University-Purdue University
1100 Waterway Blvd, Ste. 64
Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: 317-274-5946

Publications & Promotions 2020-2021

Mark Volpatti

Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Auxilary Services

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
875 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: 317-278-7234

Publications & Promotions 2021-2021

Angela Wolgram

Budget Director

Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Box 4028
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

P: 620-341-5304

Signage & Transportation

Katherine Girgis

Director Accounting and Financial Reporting

Kansas University Medical Center
2100 W 36th Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66103

P: 913-588-5365

Protocol

Harry Williamson

Director, Financial and Administrative Operations

Kansas State University
1615 Anderson Avenue, 22 Global Campus Building
Manhattan, KS 66502

P: 785-532-2501

F: 785-532-3779

Vendor Relations/2020 Chair

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square
Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

2021 AM Program Chair

Marty Mickey

Vice President Finance

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

P: (312)261-3050

Business Partner Coordinator

Jill Yates

Retired IT Director, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

P: 618-971-5413

Member

Hal Jankowski

Business Officer

University of Cincinnati Online
PO Box 210208
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0208

P: (513) 556-5339

President

Mike Volna

Assoc VP Finance & Controller

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

P: 612-625-9529

1st Vice President

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

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

P: 419-372-8597

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)

2021 AM Program Chair

Marty Mickey

Vice President Finance

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

P: (312)261-3050

2022 AM Program Chair

Katrina Yoakum

Senior Director for Financial Analysis & Reporting

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

P: 785-864-3261

Member

Nancy Combs

Controller & Assistant Treasurer

Grinnell College
733 Broad Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

P: 641-269-9700

Member

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962

P: 260-982-5245

Member

Lisa Mazure

Controller

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

P: 517-483-1865

F: 517-483-9876

Member

Candy Miller

Financial Analyst

Indiana University Kokomo
Hunt Hall, SM 212E
Kokomo, IN 46902-9003

P: 765-455-9540

Member

Margaret Tungseth

VP Finance and Administration

Hamline University
St. Paul Main Campus - Old Main
OM 112
Saint Paul, MN 55104

P: 651-523-2329

Member

Jarrod VanKirk

Division Controller for Accounting Operations

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

P: 734-647-3791

Member

Jerry White

Vice President for Administration & Finance and CFO

Bethel University
Mishawaka, IN 46545

1st Vice President

Robert Swanson

Associate Controller

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

P: 419-372-8597

CACUBO Accounting & Business Operations Workshop

Chair

Kelly Crawford

Director of Finance and Business

The Ohio State University
172 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High Street
Columbus, Oh 43210-1172

P: (614) 688-1556

Member

Hal Jankowski

Business Officer

University of Cincinnati Online
PO Box 210208
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0208

P: (513) 556-5339

Member

Kevin Walsh

Director - Budget Office

IUPUI
301 University Blvd., University Hall, Suite 4055
Indianapolis, IN 46202

P: 317-278-2774

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

Drive-in Workshops

Board Liaison

Marty Mickey

Vice President Finance

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

P: (312)261-3050

Board Liaison

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962

P: 260-982-5245

Leadership Committee

Leadership Institute/Women’s Leadership Institute

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

CACUBO offers two leadership focused events. Each is offered biennially to allow for one leadership focused event each year.

Chair

Jeremy Aylward

Coordinator of Business Operations and Financial Specialist

University of South Dakota
School of Health Sciences & Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

P: 605-357-1350

Vice Chair

Lisa Freiburger

VP for Finance and Administration

Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
2nd Floor, Admin. Bldg
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3295

P: (616) 234-4025

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

Clair Knapp

Chief Business Officer and VP for Finance

Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962

P: 260-982-5245

Coordinators

Controller

Susie Maloney

Financial Management Supervisor

University of Wisconsin-Madison
21 N Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

P: 608-890-3220

CPE Coordinator

Julee Sherman

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Central Methodist University
411 CMC Square
Fayette, MO 65248

P: 660-248-6203

Registration Coordinator

Brent Swanson

Manager Budget and Finance

Iowa State University
701 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2102

P: 515-294-4954

Business Partner Coordinator

Jill Yates

Retired IT Director, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

P: 618-971-5413

Benchmarking Tool Coordinator

Gregory Deppong

University Controller

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

P: 517-355-5020

Technology

Hal Jankowski

Business Officer

University of Cincinnati Online
PO Box 210208
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0208

P: (513) 556-5339

Website Coordinator

Jackie Kalan

Director of Business Operations Support

Northwestern University Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

P: 847-491-2931

Best Practices Coordinator

Mandy Cole

Director, Administrative Support Center

Kansas State University
919 Mid-Campus Dr., 210 Anderson
Manhattan, KS 66506

P: 785-532-6768

Database Coordinator

Abbas Alnamar

Financial Systems Analyst

Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle, Plumb Hall 210A
Emporia, KS 66801

P: 620-341-5304