237 Hardin Hall (North Wing)
3310 Holdrege Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0972
FAX: 402-472-4915

Business Center Group I Operations Manager: Corey Cook
Phone: 402-472-5536

Business Manager: Kyle Bogus
Phone: 402-472-6703

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

General Information

The Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) 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: Environmental Studies Program, Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), Nebraska LEAD Program, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA), School of Natural Resources, and Department of Statistics. We also support units that also report to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The NRBC 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.

NRBC Personnel:

Corey Cook

Business Center Group 1 (BCG-1), Operations Manager, 472-5536, 149 VBS, EC 1507, ccook5@unl.edu.

  • 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 overall guidance to BCG-1 leaders and staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration. BCG-1 consists of the AVE Business Center, NIC Business Center, and the NRBC.
  • Provides guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management/budgeting.
  • 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.
Corey Cook

Kyle Bogus

Business Manager, 472-6703, 237a Hardin Hall, EC 0972, kbogus2@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, 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. 
Kyle Bogus

Financial Staff:

Lisa Beethe

Finance/Grants Specialist, 472-8876, 237d Hardin Hall, EC 0972, lbeethe3@unl.edu.

  • Pre-Award Grant Development including grant proposal review, budget development, confirming cost share documentation and match commitments, processing and routing.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for the CALMIT, Forestry, and Mead Farm.
  • Handles revenue contracts.
  • Concur financial reviewer and approver.
Lisa Beethe

Heather Borck

Finance/Grants Specialist, 472-5585, 237c Hardin Hall, EC 0972, hborck2@unl.edu.

  • Pre-Award Grant Development including grant proposal review, budget development, confirming cost share documentation and match commitments, processing and routing.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska State Arboretum, Nebraska Fish & Wildlife COOP, and Platte Basin Time Lapse.
  • Concur financial reviewer and approver.
Heather Borck

Cheri Huisenga

Finance/Grants Specialist, 472-7788, 237b Hardin Hall, EC 0972, cnewsome2@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for the Environmental Studies, NDMC, Nebraska LEAD Program, Resilience Center, and EPSCoR Program
  • Annual review and submission of service center rates
  • Concur financial review and approver
Cheri Huisenga

Sydney White

Finance/Grants Coordinator, 472-7701, 237h Hardin Hall, EC 0972, spark15@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for Fisheries and Wildlife, Nebraska Maps & More, and Department of Statistics.
  • Handles Billings for Cartography, Mileage, and Transportation
  • Handles cash deposits and monthly vehicle logs.
  • Concur financial reviewer and approver.
Sydney White

Katie Reinmiller

Finance Coordinator, 472-8734, 237g Hardin Hall, EC 0972, kreinmiller2@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for HPRCC, Nebraska State Climate Office, CESU, and Soils/Drilling/CSD.
  • Concur financial reviewer and approver.
  • Handles Office Depot eSHOP orders, campus requisitions, and P-Card purchasing.
  • Handles cash deposits and monthly vehicle logs.
Katie Reinmiller

Olivia Boender

Finance Associate, 472-8726, 237f Hardin Hall, EC 0972, oboender2@unl.edu.

  • Handles accounts payable/receivable, purchase orders, P-Card purchasing, internal billing transactions(IBTs), warrant requests, and expense contracts.
  • Reconciles purchasing card transactions.
  • Procurement expert and eShop liaison for IANR.
  • Maintains inventory of SNR’s capital assets and desirable equipment.
Olivia Boender

Human Resources Staff:

Lana Merani

HR/Payroll Coordinator, 472-0833, 237k Hardin Hall,  EC 0972. lmerani2@unl.edu.

  • Human Resources team leader.
  • 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.
  • Handles all aspects of payroll administration; processes new hire paperwork; assists with classification of student and on-call/temp employee wages, and monitors appointment end dates.
Lana Merani

Theresa Gansemer

Payroll Associate, 472-7773, 237i Hardin Hall, EC 0972, tgansemer2@unl.edu

  • Time Entry
  • HR backup
  • Visas and Immigration
Theresa Gansemer

Resources:

  • Collection of forms from NRBC and SNR