Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) Business Center

238 Food Innovation Center
1901 N 21st Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-6205
FAX:402-472-3924

Manager: Shannon Russell
Phone: 402-472-5882

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

General Information

The Nebraska Innovation Campus Business Center (NIC BC) 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: Consolidated Greenhouses, NIC Greenhouse, Phenotyping Facility, Food Science & Technology, The Food Processing Center, Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, Food Safety Alliance, Nebraska Food for Health Center, and Innovation Campus.

The NIC BC team works together to provide 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 resource and payroll management, and grant development and support.

NIC Personnel

Shannon Russell

Operational Specialist, (402) 472-5882, FIC 238, 6205, srussell3@unl.edu.

  • Business Center resource management.
  • Provide guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management/budgeting, asset management, and human resources.
  • Serve as liaison to IANR Finance & Personnel, IANR Deans & VC offices, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln functional offices in the management of fiscal and human resources.
Shannon Russell

Financial Staff:

Charley Hill

Financial Specialist, (402) 472-3929, FIC 236, 6205, chill2@unl.edu.

  • Financial team leader
  • 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.
  • Account management for various grants, revolving accounts and service centers
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for assigned faculty and units.
Charley Hill

Jodi Lathrop

Accounting Associate, (402) 472-8350, FIC 237, 6205, jlathrop2@unl.edu.

  • Invoicing, Payment Processing, and Monthly Receivable Statements
  • Purchasing
  • P-card Reconciling; Journal Entries; and Travel Processing
Jodi Lathrop

TBD

Financial Associate, (402) 472-8094, FIC 237, 6205.

  • Account management for various grants, revolving accounts and service centers
  • Journal Entries, Cash Deposits, P-Card Reconciling & Travel Processing
  • Back-up Grant and Contract Submission and Post Award Management
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for assigned faculty and units

Human Resources Staff:

Karen Randall

Personnel Generalist, (402) 472-5233, FIC 239, 6205, krandall2@unl.edu.

  • Human Resources; Search and Hiring Process; Personnel Funding Actions; VISA’s; Job Descriptions / Updates; Employee Relations
  • Payroll Time Entry
Karen Randall