Administration and Finance Staff

Diane Goddard, Vice Provost for Administration & Finance
Vice Provost for Administration & Finance
785-864-4904
Emily Eichler, Administrative Associate
Administrative Associate
785-864-4901
Sharon Parnell, Associate Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
785-864-4857
Stacey Rinnert
Assistant Director – Strategy, Planning, & Business Operations, Finance
785-864-0355

The assistant director serves as chief of staff for the CFO/Vice Provost for Finance and provides strategic planning leadership for all programs and subsequent projects related to strategic financial planning, operational budget modeling, and business process improvement. This office strategically supports all units with financial planning & management, daily business operations, capital budget planning, and campus security & safety. The assistant director focuses on developing and implementing strategic direction, in consultation with the CFO and Vice Provost for Finance. The assistant director also provides leadership in the development and management of initiatives that drive and support financial management across all units of the university. This role regularly interacts with high-level academic, administrative, and executive leaders at KU. It also collaborates with similar high-level counterparts at peer institutions. The assistant director serves on the CFO and Vice Provost’s leadership team.

Maria Thompson, Office Manager
Administrative Associate
785-864-3136


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