Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) Business Center

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

Manager: Corey Cook
Phone: 402-472-5536

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

Manager, 472-5536, FIC 240, 6205, ccook5@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.
Corey Cook

Financial Staff:

Craig Barnett

Financial Associate, (402) 472-8094, FIC 237, 6205, cbarnett3@unl.edu.

  • Grant and Contract Submission and Post Award Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Journal Entries, Cash Deposits, P-card Reconciling & Travel Processing
Craig Barnett

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

Shannon Russell

Financial Specialist I, (402) 472-5882, FIC 236, 6205, srussell3@unl.edu.

  • State, Revolving, and Auxiliary funds management/reconciliation
  • Financial Reporting
  • QuickBooks Administration
  • Service Center Budgets and Rates
  • Cash Deposits and Journal Entries
Shannon Russell

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