Campus Controller’s Office
We wish a fond farewell to Erica Davis, Eric Tuskind and Dean Duke.
Budget & Fiscal Planning
Teddy Niedermaier has transitioned to a new role at CU Boulder as associate director of strategic transformation with Financial Futures. Changes to contact information are below:
Campus Controller’s Office
Budget & Fiscal Planning
Join us in welcoming Jason Hendricks to the Budget and Fiscal Planning team as our new associate director. Jason comes to us from the Jeffco school district where he has worked in budget and finance for the past six years, most recently as the director of finance.
We are excited to have Lou Gusbar join Budget and Fiscal Planning as an analyst. Most recently he worked as a business manager in the college of public health at Temple University and in the registrar’s office at U Penn.
We are pleased to announce that Lauren Stockwell has joined the team as a revenue management supervisor in the Campus Controller’s Office. Lauren previously served as a finance and accounting manager for the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. We are excited to have her on the CCO team!
While the Campus Controller’s Office looks to fill the fiscal compliance position, please send any compliance concerns or questions to the fiscal compliance team or use the CCO feedback form. To report concerns involving fiscal misconduct by university employees, violations of state or federal law, serious or recurring violations of university policy, or gross waste of university funds or property, we would like to remind you to use the CU EthicsLine.
Please join us in welcoming Kaitlyn McCrudden as a new senior accountant in the Campus Controller’s Office. Kaitlyn has extensive accounting experience, including public accounting (auditing), industry accounting, and governmental accounting. In her previous position, she managed accounting for an engineering company in Boulder. Kaitlyn likes to hike, read, bake and hang out with friends and her dog Tootsie. We’re excited to have her on the accounting team!
Farewell to one great team member and grant accountant, Jiao Hemphill. Jiao worked with the university for six years, most recently in the Research Financial Services unit. Her hard work, dedication, and willingness to share knowledge will be greatly missed.
Join us in welcoming Hannah Davis and Annie Soho to the closeout team in the Campus Controller's Office.
Please join us in welcoming Mandy Cole as our new assistant vice chancellor for budget management. Learn more about Mandy here.
Scott Jones, assistant director of budget management in the Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning (BFP), has accepted an opportunity to join the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). His last day was July 23. Scott has been a huge asset to the CU Boulder Budget & Fiscal Planning team and we truly wish him all the best in his new role at CDE.
Griffen Rowe-Gaddis, research financial services revenue manager in the Campus Controller's Office (CCO), has received an incredible opportunity to study for a Master's in Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He will be moving to Barcelona this August to attend the fall semester. His last day will be August 4.
Griffen started working with the CCO/RFS unit in February 2019 while in the Bursar's office. In October 2019, Griffen joined RFS as a revenue management accountant and was promoted to manager in December 2020. Griffen has been instrumental in reconciling the sponsored projects' accounts receivable speedtype, organizing the workflow of his unit, and providing accounts receivable guidance internally to CCO as well as to campus partners. For the past several months, Griffen has provided valuable input towards the development of a robust cross-campus collections workbench that will streamline the collections process for sponsored research funds.
Please join us in wishing Griffen the best of luck in his new exciting endeavor! We will miss his positive and resourceful approach here at CU.
We are happy to announce David Scarbeary-Simmons as our new director for research financial services! Learn more about David here.
Please join us in congratulating Zahid Ashrafi on his promotion to close out supervisor for research financial services (RFS) in the Campus Controller’s Office! Zahid has been with CU for six and a half years and has been serving as the close-out lead accountant. He also leads the onboarding and training program for RFS employees new to research administration. Zahid is an experienced and well-respected expert in the world of research financial reporting and compliance. We are grateful for his service and are looking forward to seeing him shine in his new role!
We are excited to announce that Eddie Castillo will be permanently filling the role of cost share accountant and Clark Brown has been promoted to a grant accountant position. Please join us in congratulating Eddie and Clark!
Diana Garris has accepted a new position with the city of Erie. Her last day at the Campus Controller’s Office will be July 2. CCO will miss her creative problem solving, attention to detail and dedication to customer service. Please join us in wishing her best wishes on her next adventure. Ann Nguyen will oversee the petty cash/gift card audits and modifications until a replacement is hired. Any other questions can be directed to Greg Roers.
We would also like to announce that Carmen Ardalan is moving on from her position as area accountant. Her last day was June 25. Samantha Vang will oversee her department assignments until a replacement is hired.
Karina Provost will be leading one of the federal grant accountant teams in RFS as a grant accountant supervisor. Agencies under Karina’s supervision include Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Energy, NASA, Dept. of Interior, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Ed among others. Karina has worked in CCO – sponsored research – since December 2018, first as an invoicing specialist, then as a grant accountant, and now as a supervisor. Please join us in congratulating Karina!
Michael (Mike) Ruybal will be leading the primarily non-federal grant accountant team in RFS as a grant accountant supervisor. Agencies under Mike’s supervision include industry sponsors, foundations, associations, international sponsors, universities and private non-profits. Mike began at CCO in October 2018 as a grant accountant intern. He then moved into a grant accountant position until being promoted to supervisor. Please join us in congratulating Mike!
Please join us in welcoming Samantha (Sam) Vang in the accounting manager position where she will be supervising the area accounting unit. Sam joins us from CU South Denver where she spent four years in both senior and management roles. She also spent a couple of years working in the Office of the Vice President for Budget and Finance at the System Office. Please join us in welcoming Sam to CCO!
Please join us in welcoming Robert (Rob) Guinn as the new senior accountant in the CCO Finance and Tax Reporting unit. Rob has extensive accounting experience, including governmental experience with Salt Lake City. In his previous position, he was a sales tax auditor with the City of Boulder. In addition to his accounting experience and expertise with the intricacies of Colorado taxes, he brings advanced Excel capabilities, a collaborative mindset, and a proactive eagerness to tackle new projects. We are excited to have Rob join our team!
Jonel Forbes has transitioned from a cost share accountant position to a technical operations accountant position—formerly Linda Cross-Hagar’s role—effective March 22. During this transition period, please contact Eddie Castillo if you have questions related to cost shares.