Budget and Finance Staff

Finance

Charles Perusse
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 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
Senior Associate Vice President for Finance | 919-962-4600
Jonathan serves as the leader and senior member of the budget and financial management team at UNC-General Administration with responsibility for preparing the University's unified budget request, tuition and fee setting, treasury and debt management, property and facilities, performance and enrollment funding and financial forecasting. He reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works collaboratively with the UNC-GA staff and the Chief Financial Officers of the seventeen campuses to accomplish strategic financial priorities of the University.

Angelisa Riggsbee
Assistant to the Senior Associate Vice President for Finance | 919-962-4607
Angelisa is a member of the current operations and the audit and compliance teams. Primary responsibilities include: operating budget, BOG Audit Committee support, SEI/UNC Disclosure of Substantial Interests, web-based applications (expansion budget, vacant positions, UFDM) and Budget Revision System.

Brendan Brown
Financial Analyst | 919-843-6737
Brendan is a member of the current operations team. Primary responsibilities include: conducting economic and fiscal analyses and projecting university enrollment.

Rich Cox
Deputy Program Manager - Bond Program | 919-883-5808
Rich is a member of the capital team. Primary responsibilities include: Primavera scheduling system applications and management, including cash flow reporting and ad hoc data requests.

Ezgi Kaya
Financial Analyst | 919-962-4604
Ezgi is a member of the current operations team. Primary responsibilities include: evaluating potential fiscal impacts to policies, information request analysis, and external reporting.

Lindsay McCollum 
Financial Analyst | 919-962-3776
Lindsay is a member of the current operations team. Primary responsibilities include: operating budget development and execution, information request analysis, and evaluating potential fiscal impacts of policy changes.

Vacant
Associate Vice President for Finance & University Property Officer | (Vacant)
This position will be a member of the capital team. Primary responsibilities include: capital budget development and execution, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) initiatives, administering UNC's real property transactions and leases and liaison to governmental agencies on issues involving capital facilities and real property matters.

Andrea Poole
Assistant Vice President for Finance | 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.  

Jeanine Rose
Accounting Technician for Capital Improvements | 919-962-4608
Jeanine is a member of the capital team. Primary responsibilities include: capital budget, CAPSTAT Administrator and capital improvement projects management, Budget Revision and Financial Records System, HUB and Utility reporting and web-based advertisements for design and construction.

Karen Russell
University Program Specialist | 919-962-4606
Karen is a member of the current operations team. 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 | 919-962-0462
Gordon is a member of the capital team.  Primary responsibilities include:  CM at Risk construction method and design and construction management of UNC-GA projects.

Miriam Tripp
Special Projects Officer
Miriam is a member of the capital team. 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.

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

Jonathan Womer
Associate Vice President for Finance and Economic Analysis | 919-962-4601
Jonathan is a member of the current operations team. 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.

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.

Lars Jarkko
Accounting Manager | 919-843-6735
Lars serves as the Accounting Manager. His primary responsibilities include coordination of budget and accounting operations, tax compliance, specialized accounting, incorporation of general accounting data in the financial statements, and special projects.

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.

Libby Massey
Administrative Support Specialist | 919-843-3227
Libby is a member of the facilities management team. Primary responsibilities include: copy room/equipment management, supplies management, and UNC-GA facility issues and logistics.

Ralph McLester
Director, Financial Reporting and 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.

Tyrone Simon 
Facilities Maintenance Technician | 919-962-4561
Tyrone is a member of the facilities management team. Primary responsibilities include:  building and grounds, UNC-GA facility issues and logistics, mail delivery, and cleaning crew scheduling.

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.