The Dean's Office provides support to CBS faculty, staff and students through Advancement and Communications efforts, Finance, Facilities, Human Resources and Research and Learning Technologies.
Director of Operations
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Anna is responsible for providing strategic direction for the college and ensuring the academic vision is supported operationally. Contact Anna with operational and administrative questions, as well as, CBS awards/recognition, scholarships, policy, task forces and governance.
Executive Office & Administrative Assistant
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Kristal is executive office and administrative assistant to Dean Valery Forbes; David Greenstein, associate dean for research; Clarence Lehman, general advisor to the dean; Laurie Parker, associate dean for undergraduate education; and Marlene Zuk, associate dean for faculty affairs. Contact Kristal with questions about the dean's calendar, scheduling appointments and administrative questions.
Chief Advancement Officer
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Reede oversees the College's Advancement Team, which includes alumni and external relations, development and communications and marketing. He works with donors and alumni to cultivate support for the College. Please contact Reede if you would like to discuss giving options, scholarship and fellowship support, or engagement opportunities.
Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations
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Stephanie manages the college's communications and marketing efforts. She works closely with units and departments to develop print and digital communications, and develop strategic communications and marketing plans. Contact Stephanie about new research and story ideas for collegiate publications; branding guidelines; news releases and media relations; videography, photography and creative resources.
Events and Fundraising Associate
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Elizabeth manages the event portfolio and planning for the college. She also assists the advancement team with stewarding and cultivating donors. Contact Elizabeth about event planning, stewardship, and giving opportunities.
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John oversees programs and pathways for alumni, friends and donor participation that provide tangible benefits and advance the goals of the College of Biological Sciences. Feel free to contact John regarding alumni and giving opportunities.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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Lance provides communications and marketing support for a range of initiatives with a focus on student recruitment and college-wide events. Contact Lance for help with student-focused marketing materials; undergraduate student features; web analytics and metrics; social media.
Content Strategist Associate
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Claire focuses on developing stories to highlight the work of CBS faculty, post docs, and students. She also helps maintain the College’s website pages and manages the College's social media accounts. Contact Claire with any website updates, additions to the wall monitor slides, or other communications needs.
FACILITIES & FINANCE
Elizabeth (Liz) Eull
Director of Finance and Facilities
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Liz, in her role as Director of Finance and Facilities, has responsibility for overseeing the broad spectrum of financial and facility related matters for the college. She works closely with the dean and college leadership to advance the college's mission and support the faculty, staff and students of CBS. Her work is in turn supported by the staff that make up the college's finance and facility teams.
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Christina oversees CBS’ diverse portfolio of facilities, including administrative, office, teaching, and research spaces. She works with CBS Departments to develop collegiate policies and procedures regarding facilities. Additionally, she advocates on behalf of CBS faculty, researchers, and administrators by acting as the CBS liaison to UMN Facilities Management. Christina represents the college during major renovation projects within CBS spaces. Please contact Christina with autoclave issues on the St. Paul campus.
Finance Manager/Cluster Director
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Juli serves as cluster director for the CBS St. Paul campus departments and as finance team manager. Please contact Juli for help with policy and budget issues.
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Amy is responsible for setting up and maintaining BioTechnology Institute non-sponsored accounts. This includes internal faculty awards, sales accounts, graduate student spending accounts, and UROP awards for BTI. She also reconciles procurement cards for BTI. Contact Amy with questions regarding non-sponsored account set up and balances, procurement cards and department deposits for BTI.
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Kay serves as a procurement specialist, receiving and reviewing requests for changes to or cancellation of orders, overseeing CPS and amendment processes and controls, and processing receiving information for assets. Additionally, Kay processes journal entries for the CBS cluster, handles expense reimbursements and departmental deposits. Contact Kay with questions regarding procurement requests, errors, expeditions; expense reimbursements; historical salary adjustments.
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Lori serves faculty in pre-award, and post-award grant management assisting in grant proposal preparation to grant close-out. Additionally Lori assists in faculty and graduate student payroll, effort certification and Check requests for REU’s and other participant payments. Contact Lori with questions regarding grant proposal preparation; status of grant and grant management; close-out of grants at project end; effort certification; REU/participant payments.
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Shelly is responsible for setting up and maintaining EEB & Plant Biology non-sponsored accounts. This includes internal faculty awards, sales accounts, graduate student spending accounts, and UROP awards. She also reconciles procurement cards for both departments. Contact Shelly with questions regarding non-sponsored account set up and balances; procurement cards.
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Launa serves as the departmental grant administrator for the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. She is responsible for both the pre-award and post-award duties associated with sponsored projects. This includes assisting faculty, staff and students with proposal preparation, management of grants received and the close out of those grants. Contact Launa with questions regarding proposal preparation (budgets, PRF routing, submission, etc.); status of grant (account setup, account balance, encumbrances, etc.); grant management issues (re-budgeting, requests to SPA or to the funding agency, interpretation of agency and University policies, etc.); close-out of grant; effort certification; document approvals (Financial).
Director of Human Resources
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Rachel is responsible for managing the HR functions of the College such as employee/labor relations, workforce planning, guidelines for compensation, conflict management, and performance management. She is available for consultation and training regarding HR policy, procedure, best practices and will, in consultation with the college/department administration, initiate and implement operational improvements and developmental training.
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Laura will largely handle payroll and compliance-related issues for the college. You can contact Laura with general HR/payroll questions, changes to appointments, and staff/student hiring requests.
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Contact Alyssa for more information around general HR questions, hiring & recruitment, employee orientation, job classifications, benefits and leave of absence management, first level employee relations consultation, as well as talent and performance management.
Director of Technology
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Mike leads the Research & Learning Technology group. He works with faculty and leadership to ensure his team maintains a relevant service portfolio.
Academic Technology Coordinator
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Kalli works with instructors to support their course technology needs, anticipate and explore how technology should be applied to CBS instructional practices and strategies, and manage learning technology projects. Contact Kalli about technology projects; adapting curriculum to use new technology; or coordinating University resources for instructional projects.
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Tom works with faculty and staff to define and manage technology projects for research, teaching, or administrative activities. He also manages functionality and design changes to the college website. Contact Tom with questions about technology projects, the CBS website, and using drones for research.
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Chris manages web development, the CBS website back end, projects involving Drupal and workflogen projects. He also helps with research hardware support. Contact Chris for assistance with web development, the CBS website or managing workflow projects.
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Evan provides support and guidance on the use of technology in CBS courses and creation of surveys. Contact Evan for help with using learning technologies such as Moodle, student polling (e.g. iClicker, Tophat), or multimedia; finding learning technology for a course; or using University survey tools.
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Vlad works with faculty and staff to design, implement and troubleshoot software solutions for various research projects. He also manages several databases.
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Rachel works with faculty and staff to provide technical support for their research equipment and other general technology needs. Contact her if you need assistance with or advice about your research equipment. Rachel can also point you in the right direction if you are unsure of which member of our team can help you with your latest technology projects or issues.