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

7A Ag Comm Building
3625 East Campus Mall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0956

Operations Manager: Sheryl May
Email: smay7@unl.edu

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, Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership; 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:

Sheryl May

Business Center Group 3 (BCG-3), Operations Manager, 472-6855, 151 VBS-Annex, EC 0905, smay7@unl.edu.

  • Provides overall guidance to Business Center staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration.
  • Cross Functional Manger that ensures organizational- effectiveness and consistency by providing strategic & operations leadership and management for BCG-1 and the Director of BC Operations, IANR F & P
  • 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. 
Sheryl May

Hannah Kahler

Business Manager II, 472-5293, 7B Ag Comm Bldg, EC 0956, hannah.kahler@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. 
Hannah Kahler

Julie Singh

Business Manager II, 472-5200, 03A Entomology Hall, EC 0816, jsingh10@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. 
Julie Singh

Financial Staff:

Holly Powell-Williams

Finance/Grants Specialist, 472-3992, 7A Ag Comm Bldg, 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

TBA

Finance/Grants Specialist, 472-0891, 7A Ag Comm Bldg, EC 0956.

  • 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

Finance Specialist–Lead, 472-2386, 6A Ag Comm Bldg, 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

Finance Associate, 472-6959, 03 Entomology Hall, EC 0816, 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

Finance Associate, 472-2755, 03 Entomology Hall, EC 0816, 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
Kim Schaaf

Nick Von Busch

Finance/Grants Coordinator, 472-2354, 6B Ag Comm Bldg, EC 0956, 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 Staff:

Cindy (CJ) Henry

HR / Payroll Coordinator, 472-7664, 5 Ag Comm Building, EC 0956, chenry2@unl.edu.

  • Provides guidance in the search and interview process including job classification and compensation guidelines.
  • Assists in the hiring process including Visas/Permanent Residency applications and new-hire paperwork
  • Manages HR issues relating to student workers, staff and faculty positions including creating and filling regular and temporary positions, classifying and reclassifying positions, funding changes, and personnel and supervisor issues.
Cindy (CJ) Henry

Rebecca (Becky) Baumfalk

HR/Payroll Associate, 472-0628, 5 Ag Comm Bldg, EC 0956, rbaumfalk2@unl.edu.

  • Manages HR issues relating to student workers and non-benefit eligible positions including creating and filling regular and temporary positions, and funding changes.
  • Coordinates hourly employee’s time entries.
Rebecca (Becky) Baumfalk