Barbara Geissler ›

The Executive Assistant Dean for Business Operations provides oversight for and management of fiscal, personnel and facilities operations of the College of Education. Responsibilities include:

  • Annual budget preparation
  • Fiscal oversight and reporting
  • Purchasing and contracting
  • Grants management
  • Human Resource and personnel issues and processing
  • Facilities operations and management

Amanda Brown ›

Amanda is the Director of Budget and Resource Planning and oversees the Finance Unit's daily operations. Amanda has been with the University a number of years and brings many talents to the Finance Unit. Responsibilities include:

  • Non-grant department contact for Ed Admin and Bureau accounts.
  • Grant department contact for Ed Admin, Bureau, and Center for Teacher Education.
  • Primary contact for TEM representing Ed Admin and the Bureau
  • Manager approval for TEM reimbursements for the College of Education.
  • TEM Reimbursements - Alternate CFR
  • Purchasing goods and services for grant and non-grant on behalf of Ed Admin and the Bureau
  • iBuy approvals for grant purchases
  • Requisition approvals
  • iCS Unit head approver for the College
  • Budget Transfers
  • Study Abroad Budgeting/Planning for Ed Admin

Paul Buenting ›

Paul has been with the University of Illinois and the Finance Unit since July, 2012. He handles accounts for Curriculum & Instruction, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, and the Office of International Programs. Also included in his responsibilities are:

  • Grant department contact for Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • Primary TEM contact for Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • TEM reimbursements - Primary CFR for Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • TEM reimbursements - proxy reviewer for Curriculum & Instruction
  • Purchasing - Goods & Services point of contact for grants on behalf of Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • Purchasing - Goods & Services, requisition processing for Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • iCS Business Manager for Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • Study Abroad Budgeting/Planning

Tammy Collins ›

Tammy efficiently keeps the College of Education facilities running whether it is grounds or the interior of the building. Please see her if you have any concerns regarding maintenance issues, if a key is needed, when you need space, or when a classroom needs to be reserved.

Debra Gough ›

Debra has worked in the College of Education in a variety of roles since 1989 and for the University since 1984. She now works in the Finance Unit with responsibilities that include:

  • TEM reimbursements for all departments
  • Travel arrangements 
  • Processing TEM
  • Website

Amy Hager ›

Amy has been with the Finance Unit since 2012. Her friendly manner helps put people at ease as she works with Visa coordination. Other duties of Amy's include:

  • Non-grant department contact for Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • Primary TEM contact for Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • TEM reimbursements - proxy reviewer
  • Point of contact--purchasing goods and services for non-grant Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  •  iBuy approvals, non-grant--Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization Leadership
  • Requisition processing -- Educational Psychology and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • iCS Requestor

Danielle Johnson ›

Danielle is the first person you see when walking into the Finance Unit. She will direct you to the right office when you are unsure of where someone is situated. Her responsibilities include:

  • TEM reimbursements - processing
  • Travel arrangements (airfare, carpool, etc.)
  • Account creation and termination
  • Rogue report (run and distribute)
  • Shipping CAMPUS SHIP (UPS)
  • Facilities key backup 
  • Process research and teaching assistantship appointments including I-9 forms, offer letters, payroll adjustments and separations

Marcia Miller ›

Marcia's been an integral part of the Finance Unit since 2002. She retired from accounting prior to coming to the College of Education. Her responsibilities include:

  • TEM primary contact for Ed Admin and the Bureau
  • TEM reimbursements - processing
  • TEM reimbursements - primary CFR for Ed Admin, the Bureau, and Center for Teacher Education
  • TEM reimbursements - proxy reviewer for Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology, Education Policy, Organization Leadership, and Confucius Institute
  • Travel arrangements (airfare, carpool, etc.)
  • TEM processor
  • iBuy approvals - non-grant and grant
  • Requisition processing
  • P-Card/T-card--DCM, P-card reconciler, P-card approver
  • Account creation and termination
  • Banner vendor IDs
  • FACTS sheets

David Perkins-Pride ›

David has been with the Finance Unit since May of 2014. He is the department contact for Special Education and Curriculum & Instruction. Among his duties are:

  • TEM reimbursements - primary CFR
  • Purchasing--goods and services for non-grant accounts
  • iBuy approvals, non-grant
  • Requisition processing
  • iCS business manager