Budget and Finance Staff

Finance

Charles Perusse
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer | 919-962-4598
Charlie is the Chief Operating Officer for the University of North Carolina, addressing the internal and campus-focused administrative operations of the University System. He reports to the President of the University and works collaboratively with the UNC Board of Governors, key executives within NC State Government, UNC-General Administration staff, and Chief Financial Officers from the unique seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina to accomplish strategic financial and operational priorities. The position serves as a senior manager of the Budget and Finance, UNC FIT, UNC-GA Services Office, Human Resources, Information Technology, and University Advancement offices.

Sylvia Cooper
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer | 919-962-4605
Sylvia maintains the Chief Operating Officer's calendar; coordinates the scheduling of meetings, events, and travel; and provides other administrative support as required. Responsibilities include coordinating agenda and related items for the Committee on Budget and Finance of the Board of Governors; preparing minutes of meetings and communication to campuses related to actions of the Board.

Jonathan Pruitt
Vice President for Finance | 919-962-4600
Mr. Pruitt serves as chief financial officer and is responsible for the financial affairs of the UNC System and the finance and business affairs of UNC General Administration. In this role, he has primary responsibility for the development and execution of the UNC System’s unified budget, tuition and fees, capital construction, real estate, debt management, investments, efficiency and effectiveness initiatives, economic and financial analysis, and the business services of UNC General Administration. 
 
Angelisa Riggsbee
Assistant to the Vice President for Finance | 919-962-4607
Angelisa provides administrative support for the Vice President for Finance (i.e., calendar; coordinates the scheduling of meetings, events, and travel).  She also assists with management of web-based applications (expansion budget/vacant positions/tuition and fees).
 
Shannon Byers
Associate Vice President for Finance & University Efficiency | 919-843-3623
Primary responsibilities include: development and execution of the University’s efficiency agenda, establishing and coordinating the efficiency methodology review process, assisting in the development of new shared services or collaborative efforts, conducting feasibility studies and business cases to analyze and recommend process improvements, efficiency gains, and/or cost savings for General Administration and campus projects, and reporting for General Administration and campus-based efficiency projects.
 

William Johnson
Associate Vice President for Finance & Capital Planning | 919-962-4611
William is responsible for the facility, construction, and capital planning programs within the University System.  Primary responsibilities include: capital planning, budget development and execution, design and construction of capital facilities, sustainability and HUB initiatives, and energy management.

Andrea Poole
Associate Vice President for Finance & University Budgets | 919-962-3136
Andrea is a member of the current operations team. Primary responsibilities include: development and execution of the University's operating budget (continuation and expansion budgets), conducting mandated University and/or legislative program reviews and studies, support to UNC constituent institutions, Board of Governors, Fiscal Research Division and Office of State Budget and Management.

Michael Vollmer
Associate Vice President for Finance | 919-843-5185
Primary responsibilities include managing the UNC-GA general operating and capital improvement certified, authorized, continuation, and expansion budget, position control management, tuition and fees, and business processes analysis/process and efficiency re-engineering studies.

Jonathan Womer
Associate Vice President for Finance & Economic Analysis | 919-962-4601
Primary responsibilities include: recommending and implementing policy and/or budget changes in support of the mission of the University and its strategic plan. This includes project management, conducting cost-benefit, economic, and fiscal analyses to quantitatively evaluate the overall impact of policy proposals and implementation.

Brendan Brown
Financial Analyst | 919-843-6737
Primary responsibilities include: conducting economic and fiscal analyses and projecting university enrollment.

Deputy Program Manager - Bond Program | 919-883-5808
Primary responsibilities are Primavera scheduling system applications and management, including cash flow reporting and ad hoc data requests.
 
Lars Jarkko
UNC General Administration Budget Officer | 919-843-6735
Lars manages both the General Fund budget, as well as trust fund budgets for UNC-GA.  His primary responsibilities include departmental budget reporting, transfers of general funds within UNC-GA (Budget Codes 16010, 16011, 16012, 16015) and transfers between UNC-GA and UNC's constituent institutions.
 
Business and Technology Applications Specialist | 919-843-3596
 
Financial Analyst | 919-962-4604
Primary responsibilities include: evaluating potential fiscal impacts to policies, information request analysis, and external reporting.
 
Libby Massey
Administrative Support Specialist | 919-843-3227
Primary responsibilities include: copy room/equipment management, supplies management, and UNC-GA facility issues and logistics.
 
Lindsay McCollum 
Financial Analyst | 919-962-3776
Primary responsibilities include: operating budget development and execution, information request analysis, and evaluating potential fiscal impacts of policy changes.
 
Business Process Analyst | 919-962-9261
Primary responsibilities include: conducting business case analysis and opportunity assessments for shared services and other efficiency initiatives, assisting with the design and development of efficiency methodology, and supporting accountability reporting efforts. 
 
UNC System Capital & Operating Budget Assistant  | 919-962-4608
She supports the capital and operating budget revision process for both the UNC System and UNC-GA.  Other responsibilities include assisting with capital improvement projects management, construction and design administration, energy management, environmental matters, physical plant operations, HUB and utility reporting, web-based advertisements, and preparation of items for the BOG Committee on Budget and Finance.
 
Karen Russell
University Program Specialist | 919-962-4606
Primary responsibilities include: tuition and fees, expansion budget preparation, debt management, legislative/information requests, and Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund reports.
 
Gordon Rutherford
University Architect Emeritus | 919-962-0462
Primary responsibilities include:  CM at Risk construction method and design and construction management of UNC-GA projects.
 
Tyrone Simon 
Facilities Maintenance Technician | 919-962-4561
Primary responsibilities include:  building and grounds, UNC-GA facility issues and logistics, mail delivery, and cleaning crew scheduling.
 
Miriam Tripp
Special Projects Officer
Primary responsibilities include: energy management, CAPSTAT system applications and management, web-based advertisements for design and construction, reporting on HUB participation, ad hoc data requests, and design and construction website updates.

 

Business Affairs

Marsha Fields
Associate Vice President for Finance | 919-962-4243
Marsha serves as the University Controller. Her primary responsibilities involve managing UNC-GA's accounting, contract and grant administration, financial reporting, purchasing, fixed asset, endowment, foundations, tax compliance, leased property acquisitions, facilities management, and GA health and safety operations.

Lisa Fleischman
UNC-GA Purchasing Officer & UNC Procurement Officer | 919-843-5163
Lisa serves as the UNC-GA Purchasing/Fixed Asset/Health and Safety Officer. Primary responsibilities include managing the enterprise’s purchasing operations, fixed asset accounting, fixed asset inventory, health and safety programs, motor fleet vehicles operations, P-Card program, and required OSHA accident and injury reporting. She is also responsible for leading the UNC System strategic sourcing, spend analysis, catalog enablement, vendor negotiations, and return on investment reporting for e-commerce initiatives.

Angela Glaspie
Accounting Technician | 919-962-4241
Angela is a member of the general accounting team in Business Affairs. Her primary responsibilities include administering travel authorization and reimbursement functions,accounts payable proof validations, daily cash requisitions, FRS system reconciliations, and cash allotment reconciliation and monitoring.

Jennifer Leung
Systems Accountant | 919-962-3992
Jennifer is a member of the implementation team for PeopleSoft Financials at UNC-General Administration. Her primary responsibilities include data testing and validation, business process review, and training.

Ralph McLester
Director, Financial Reporting & ERP System Integration | 919-843-5183
Ralph serves as the Director of Financial Reporting and System Integration Officer in Business Affairs. Primary responsibilities include managing UNC-GA Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting (CAFR), IPEDS Reporting, Institutional Trust Fund Reporting, UNCFRS/NCAS reporting/reconciliation, financial system integration services (i.e., FRS, E~Print, Finan$eer, WebFocus, Fixed Asset System), Fiscal Research/OSBM/general media reporting; business processes analysis/process re-engineering, and business affairs website maintenance.

Sallie Piscitello
Accountant | 919-843-5184
Sallie oversees the accounting office. Primary responsibilities include supervising the day to day general accounting, cash receipts, and disbursement functions for UNC-GA. Other responsibilities include administering UNC-GA’s cash allotment reconciliations for general and capital improvement funds, monthly reconciliation of FRS to OSC Cash Management Control, and tax compliance for IRS forms 1099s, W-2, and 1098-e.

Beatrice Powell
Accounting Technician | 919-962-4242
Beatrice is a member of the general accounting team in Business Affairs. Primary responsibilities include administering daily cash receipts, cash management system reconciliations, escheats fund management, and FRS transactions oversight.

Priscilla Smothers
Purchase Specialist | 919-843-5164
Priscilla serves as UNC-GA’s Purchasing Agent/Fixed Asset Technician. Primary responsibilities include administering purchasing operations, fixed asset accounting, printing services, American Express Corporate Card program, and telecommunication equipment repairs and integration services.