FCH (Filley Hall / L.W. Chase Hall) Business Center

108 Ag Comm Building
3625 East Campus Mall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0956

Business Manager: Ly Tran
Phone: 402-472-5293

Regular Office Hours: Monday though Friday – 8am – 5pm

General Information

The Filley Chase Hall Business Center (FCH) is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), with principal financial and human resources support to our supported customer departments and units: Biological Systems Engineering, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Leadership Education and Communication, Center for Grassland Studies, Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership, UNL Dairy Store; and the IANR Conference Registration system. 

The FCH team works together to provide professional services, resource and human resource management, and solution development and implementation with the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and customer focus.

Major activities include budget development and administration, financial management services, human resources and payroll management, and grant development and support.

FCH Personnel

Ly Tran

Operations Specialist, 472-5293, 108B Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, ltran6@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.
  • Serves as liaison to IANR Finance & Personnel, IANR Deans & VC offices, VC for Research, the VC for Academic Affairs, and all other UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues. 
Ly Tran

Financial Section:

Holly Powell-Williams

Financial Specialist, 472-3992, 6A Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, hpowell4@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 accounts.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for various accounts serviced by the Filley Chase Business Center.
Holly Powell-Williams

David Vann

Financial Specialist, 472-0891, 6B Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, dvann2@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 accounts.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for various accounts serviced by the Filley Chase Business Center.

Shannon Stava

Financial Specialist, 472-2386, 6A Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, sstava2@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for various accounts serviced by the Filley Chase Business Center
  • Responsible for Personnel Activity Reports and cost share documentation associated with relevant grant accounts
  • Processes Foundation Funds transfer requests
  • Service center budget development, reporting, and billing
  • Prepares invoices in Quickbooks, as needed by the departments served by the business center

Jeanne Bonnett

Accounting Associate, 472-6959,
108A Ag Comm Building, EC 0956,(Fridays),
253 L.W. Chase Hall, EC 0956, (Mondays & Tuesdays),
205 Filley Hall, EC 0956 (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
jbonnett2@unl.edu.

  • Reviews and approves travel and other expense vouchers .
  • Account reconciliation – ensuring adequate backup documentation exists for transactions.
  • Reporting and reviewing Objects on Loan.
  • Primary backup for purchasing function in business center.
Jeanne Bonnett

Kim Schaaf

Accounting Associate, 472-2755, 108A Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, kschaaf3@unl.edu.

  • Facilitates the ordering process
  • Handles accounts payable, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions (IBTs), visiting personnel forms, and warrant requests.
  • Reconciles purchasing card transactions
  • Processes deposits for the departments served by the business center

Nick Von Busch

Accounting Associate, 472-2354,
6B Ag Comm Building, EC 0956 (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)
205 Filley Ball, EC 0956 (Mondays & Tuesdays),
nvonbusch3@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for various accounts serviced by the Filley Chase Business Center
  • Processes Foundation Funds payment requests
  • Primary backup for reconciliation of p-cards
  • Coordinates hourly employee’s time entries - reviewing to ensure appropriate and complete
  • Processes funding changes

Human Resources Section:

Mindy Weis

Personnel Generalist, 472-2122,
253 L.W. Chase Hall, EC 0956 (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays).
108A Ag Comm Building, EC 0956 (Mondays & Tuesdays)
mindy.weis@unl.edu.

  • Handles HR issues relating to student hires, staff and faculty positions (creating and filling regular and temporary positions, classifying and reclassifying positions, personnel and supervisor issues)
  • Provides guidance in the search and interview process.
  • Acquire information for and process Personnel Action Forms (PAFs), e.g., new hires, re-hires, funding changes, appointment changes/extensions, error corrections and retroactive PAFs
  • Provide advice, counsel, and/or interpretation regarding UNL personnel policies and procedures, employee relations issues, and State/Federal employment regulations for faculty and staff
  • Serve as the point of contact for departmental visa and permanent residency requests, facilitating the process through to completion