Gary Thyen

Associate VP for Finance & Controller

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Gary is responsible for long-term projections, financial management and budgeting for the University.

Terra Penny

Assistant Controller
651.962.6105

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Terra is responsible for new restricted account set-up, restricted accounts and restricted budgets, government grant reporting, foundation grant reporting, endowments, and OMB grant regulations.

Allison Hanson

Associate Budget Director
651.962.6189

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Allison is responsible for assisting with departmental operating indexes, budget transfers and Cognos Planning. She also provides Murphy Online Finance and ReportNet training to departments.

Steven Kim

Senior Tax Accountant
651.962.6106

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Steven is responsible for payments made to foreign visitors, taxable payments made to employees, sales tax issues, unrelated business tax issues, the Moving Expense Program, the Remote Access Allowance Program and other miscellaneous tax issues pertaining to the university.

Laurie Dienst

Senior Accountant
651.962.6103

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Laurie is responsible for club accounts, insurance, cancelled checks and other miscellaneous departmental questions.

Katelyn Shehu

Senior Accountant
651.962.6142

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Katelyn is responsible for Capital Equipment and Major Remodeling/Plant Project reporting, Survey requests and Internal Audit.

Sarah Knutson

Senior Accountant
651.962.6612

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Sarah is responsible for administering the government grant reporting, foundation grant reporting, Survey requests, and cost analysis. 

Gerald Sowada

Manager of Business Office System
651.962.6102

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Gerry is responsible for developing ReportNet reports and supporting Banner Finance, Payroll and A/R.

Li Rong

Applications Analyst
651.962.6115

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Li is responsible for developing ReportNet reports and supporting Banner Finance, Payroll and A/R.