Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) Business Center

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

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

Business 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:

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

Shannon Russell

Business Manager II, (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:

Financial Team Leader:

Erin Mundus

Financial/Grants Specialist, (402) 472-3929, FIC 241, 6205, emundus2@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
  • Account management for various grants, revolving accounts and service centers
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for assigned faculty
Erin Mundus

Jodi Lathrop

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

  • Accounts Payable, Monthly Receivable Statements
  • Journal Entries, Invoicing
  • P-card Reconciling
Jodi Lathrop

Nancy Lewandowski

Financial Associate, (402) 472-0792, FIC 236, 6205, nlewandowski2@unl.edu.

  • Account management for various grants, state & revolving accounts
  • Journal Entries, Invoicing
  • Back-up for Cash Deposits
  • Reviews and processes travel and expense vouchers for assigned faculty
Nancy Lewandowski

Isadora Pimentel Landero

Finance/Grants Coordinator, (402) 472-5898, FIC 236, 6205, ipimentellandero2@unl.edu .

  • Account management for various grants, state & revolving accounts
  • Journal Entries, Cash Deposits
  • Reviews and processes travel and expense vouchers for assigned faculty
Isadora Pimentel Landero

Britany Porter

Finance/Grants Coordinator, (402) 472-8094, FIC 237, 6205, bporter12@unl.edu.

  • Account management for various grants, state & revolving accounts
  • Journal Entries, P-Card Reconciling
  • Purchasing
Britany Porter

Human Resources Staff:

Terri Hutchison

Personnel Generalist, (402) 472-5233, FIC 239, 6205, thutchison7@unl.eduu.

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