HAPPI Business Center

202G Keim Hall
1825 North 38th Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0915

Business Manager: Sue Walker
Phone: 402-472-1554

Regular Office Hours: Monday though Friday – 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

General Information

The HAPPI Business Center is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), that performs specialized business services in financial and human resource management for our departments:  Agronomy & Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Doctor of Plant Health.   We also support the Nebraska Turfgrass Association. 

The HAPPI team works together to provide excellent, high-quality professional services with the highest levels of integrity, accountability and customer focus for the departments and their faculty, staff, students and clients.  Major activities include budget development and administration, financial management services, human resources and payroll management, and grant development and management.

 HAPPI staff encourages you to utilize our talents and skills to assist you in your business processes and to provide us with feedback about your needs, questions, and concerns.

HAPPI Personnel

Sue Walker

Business Manager, 402-472-1554, 202G Keim Hall, EC 0915, swalker1@unl.edu.

  • Provides overall guidance to Business Center staff in fiscal management, human resources, and grants & contract administration.
  • Provides guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management/budgeting.
  • Provides financial projections depicting departmental commitments to unit administrators
  • Serves as liaison to IANR Finance & Personnel, IANR Deans & VC offices, CAS Dean’s office, VC for Research, the VC for Academic Affairs, and all other UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues. 
Sue Walker

Financial Staff:

Gene Hogan

Financial Specialist, 472-6238, 202D Keim Hall, EC 0915, gene@unl.edu.

  • Fiscal team leader.
  • Provides budget development and monitoring for service centers.
  • Assists with fiscal coordination for all financial transactions, grants, and contracts.
  • Assists with special projects and financial reviews.
  • Assists with setup, updates, and ongoing technical support for the SAP_Index reporting program.
 Gene Hogan

Cheryl Bogenrief

Accounting Associate, 472-1522, 202C Keim Hall, EC 0915, cbogenrief2@unl.edu.

  • Processes invoices, deposits, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions (IBTs), and warrant requests.
  • Monitors and reconciles revolving and auxiliary cost objects.
  • Reconciles Purchasing card transactions.
  • Provides travel assistance and processes expense reimbursements.
 Cheryl Bogenrief

Sarah Johnson

Financial Associate, 472-7447, 202L Keim Hall, EC 0915, sarah.johnson@unl.edu

  • Processes invoices, deposits, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions (IBTs), and warrant requests.
  • Account management for state-funded child and Foundation/gift-funded cost objects; liaison with University Foundation accounting staff.
  • Provides travel assistance and processes expense reimbursements.
  • Reconciles and distributes registration income for Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Provides fiscal coordination for Nebraska Turfgrass Association and provides financial reports to the NTA Board
  • Provides fiscal coordination and reconciliation of Service Centers
Sarah Johnson

Heather Steffens

Financial Associate and Lead Pre-Grant Specialist, 472-5132, 202B Keim Hall, EC 0915, hsteffens4@unl.edu

  • Pre-Award Grant Development including grant proposal review, budget development, confirming cost share documentation and match commitments, processing and routing.
  • Responsible for Personnel Activity Reports and cost share documentation associated with relevant grant cost objects.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and management for grant cost objects.
  • Provides Fee-for-service agreement review, coordination and management.
Heather Steffens

Susan Thomas

Accounting Associate, 472-8617, 202B Keim Hall, EC 0915, sthomas1@unl.edu

  • Processes invoices, deposits, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions (IBTs), and warrant requests.
  • Monitors and reconciles state department cost objects.
  • Monitors and reconciles Agronomy Farm and the John Seaton Anderson Turf and Ornamental Research facility; both located at ARDC.
  • Purchasing card assistance and reconciliation.
 Susan Thomas

Human Resources Staff:

John Dillingham

HR Business Partner, 472-1548, 202F Keim Hall, EC 0915, jdillingham2@unl.edu

  • Human Resources team leader
  • Provides management of regular staff and faculty positions; creating and filling positions, classifying and reclassifying positions
  • Provides guidance in the search and interview process
  • Provides assistance/guidance with personnel and supervisor issues
  • Facilitate funding identification and budget for all positions
  • Assist with management of business center staff
John Dillingham

Angie Thompson

Personnel Generalist, 472-2859, 202E Keim Hall, EC 0915, athompson34@unl.edu

  • Provides services relating to student hires, staff and faculty positions; creating and filling regular and temporary positions, classifying and reclassifying positions
  • Provides guidance in the search and interview process
  • Handles all aspects of payroll administration; processes new hire paperwork; assists with classification of student and on-call/temp employee wages, entry of appointment changes, and monitors appointment end dates
 Angie Thompson

Mary Jo Haverkamp

Personnel Associate, 472-2859, 202E Keim Hall, EC 0915, mhaverkamp@unl.edu

  • Coordinates hourly employee’s time entry
  • Provides services relating to student hires, staff and faculty positions; filling temporary and student worker positions
  • Handles all aspects of payroll administration; processes new hire paperwork; assists with classification of student and on-call/temp employee wages, entry of appointment changes, and monitors student appointment end dates
Mary Jo Haverkamp