Ag Business Center

Jessica Fuentes

Executive Director of Finance

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-1931

Jessica.Fuentes@colostate.edu

As the Executive Director of Finance, Jessi serves the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station as a member of the college leadership team. Jessi manages and oversees the Agricultural Business Center, which include accounting and finance, human resource management, and grant facilitation functions. Jessi also supports the planning and execution for CAS/CAES strategic goals and objectives. Jessi began her CSU career with the ABC progressing in multiple positions and spent some time as the Director of Finance for Extension.

Paul Cudmore

Accounting Technician

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-7233

Paul.Cudmore@colostate.edu

As an Accounting Tech II, Paul’s responsibilities include document creation (Internal Order/Internal Billing, Disbursement Voucher, Purchase Requisitions, Work Order Authorizations, etc.); PCARD re-allocations; new hire paperwork and payroll information for hourly employees. Paul supports the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, the AES Director’s Office, Animal Sciences and the Research Centers.

Catherine Douras

Grant Facilitator and Fiscal Assistant Manager

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-3095

Catherine.Douras@colostate.edu

As Grant Facilitator and Fiscal Assistant Manager, Catherine serves the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics by providing financial management, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and salary account distributions.  She splits her time between her office in 124C Shepardson (1101) and the DARE department (1172).  She also serves as a pre-award liaison between the college and Sponsored Programs, assisting faculty and research staff in locating funding opportunities, guideline retrieval and interpretation, budget development and preparation (including budget justifications), proposal preparation, and review of proposals for conformance to sponsor and university requirements prior to submission to Sponsored Programs.

Jennifer Garwood

Accounting Technician

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-2068

Jennifer.Garwood@colostate.edu

Jennifer serves as an Accounting Tech III for the Departments of Soil & Crop Sciences, Agriculture & Resource Economics, and Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management. Her responsibilities include document creation (IO, DV, Purchase Reqs, WOAs, etc.) and PCARD re-allocations. She also assists with new hire paperwork and processes payroll for hourly employees.

Joanna Holliday

Director of Human Resources

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-7691

Joanna.Holliday@colostate.edu

As Director of HR, Joanna oversees the administration of hiring, termination and personnel records for the CAS/AES. She and Shelly Lynch, HR Liaison, specialize in HR activities related to salaried employees such as Faculty, Administrative Professionals, State Classified and Postdoctoral Fellows.  They also assist the department/centers with Talent Management System (TMS) requests and workflow approvals. Joanna also coordinates HR activities for tenure/tenure-track faculty such as: promotion and tenure, reappointment, progress-to-tenure, annual evaluation and post-tenure reviews. She serves as the college’s primary Equal Opportunity (EO) Coordinator, along with two other EO Coordinators Shannon Archibeque-Engle and James Pritchett.  As one the ABC’s administrators, she assists in the management of the Agricultural Business Center.

Reagan Lu

Grant Facilitator

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-6953

reagan.lu@colostate.edu

As Grant Facilitator, Reagan serves as a liaison between the college and Sponsored Programs, assisting faculty and research staff in locating funding opportunities, guideline retrieval and interpretation, budget development and preparation (including budget justifications), proposal preparation, and review of proposals for conformance to sponsor and university requirements prior to submission to Sponsored Programs. Reagan will provide service at whatever level and degree you require with the exception of technical content and word processing. Post-award questions are also welcome.

Shelly Lynch

Program Assistant II

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-3820

Shelly.Lynch@colostate.edu

 

As an HR Liaison (Program Assistant II), Shelly helps to keep the wheels turning in the hiring and maintenance processes for employees in all departments/centers in the CAS/AES. She assists with reappointments, new hires, assignment changes and terminations. If you have questions or need help with the Human Resource Oracle system for salaried employees, grad assistantships, Associates, summer session appointments, or salary exercise implementation, Shelly is glad to help.

Linda Moller

Fiscal Assistant Manager

124 Shepardson

970-491-1441

Linda.Moller@colostate.edu

As a Fiscal Assistant Manager, Linda serves the Department of Animal Sciences by providing financial management, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and salary account distributions.  Linda’s splits her time between her office in 124C Shepardson (1101) and the Animal Sciences department (1171).  She can be reached at 970-491-1441.

Sherri Rhule

Accounting Technician II

124 Shepardson

970-491-4952

Sherri.Rhule@colostate.edu

Sherri is the first person you see when you walk into the Ag Business Center. After spending 8 years in the Cashiers Office, and most recently with Travel Services, Sherri is the newest member of our ABC team. Her responsibilities include
processing P-Card, Kuali Documents, DV’s and Employee Reimbursements.

Jennifer Scheffing

Fiscal Assistant Manager

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-1757

Jennifer.Scheffing@colostate.edu

As a Fiscal Assistant Manager, Jennifer serves the Department of Soil and Crop and The Soil, Water, Plant Testing Laboratory by providing financial management of accounts including available balances, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation, and salary account distributions Jennifer’s office is at 128A Shepardson (1101) and in the Plant Building, C127 (1170). She can be reached at 970-491-1757. Paula White is also available to help with Department of Soil and Crop and The Soil, Water, Plant Testing Laboratory.

Cliff Schulenberg

Manager of Grant Facilitation

124A Shepardson

970-491-0926

Cliff.Schulenberg@colostate.edu

As Manager of Grant Facilitation, Cliff acts as a liaison between PIs and Sponsored Programs. He locates funding opportunities, interprets guidelines, develops and prepares budgets (including budget justifications), prepares and reviews proposal documents, and insures conformance to sponsor and university requirements prior to submission to Sponsored Programs. Cliff will provide service at whatever level and degree you require with the exception of technical content and word processing. Cliff is also a Post-award resource who welcomes your questions.

Sarah Solano

Accounting Operations Manager

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-5271

Sarah.Solano@colostate.edu

As Accounting Operations Manager, Sarah oversees the Human Relations, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable daily operations for the Ag Business Center (ABC). She also is the fiscal officer for the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA). In this capacity, she provides financial management, purchases, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and staffing account distributions. She also serves on the ABC management team. Prior to the creation of the ABC, Sarah was the fiscal officer for the Ag Experiment Station’s research centers. She remains involved with them and is a great resource for the research centers. Sarah is practically a Fort Collins native (ever since 1967) and the proud mother of two sons and two granddaughters.

Paula White

Fiscal Assistant Manager

124 Shepardson

(970) 491-0488

Paula.White@colostate.edu

As a Fiscal Assistant Manager, Paula serves the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management and the Eastern Colorado Research Center by providing financial management of accounts including available balances, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation, and salary account distributions.  You can also find her in the Plant Sciences Building, C129 a few days a week meeting with faculty, staff and students. Paula is also available to help with other departments in the College of Ag if necessary.

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