Business Office

The Business Office at the College of Pharmacy manages all of the human resource and financial tasks for the College, including but not limited to: faculty, staff, and student hiring, payroll management, international Visa processing, purchasing, reimbursements, grant pre-award and post-award, as well as general customer service for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the College. The Business Office is located in the Dean’s Office, Kowalewski Hall, Suite 161.

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Sara Lehew

Director, Business Affaris, Pharmacy Financial Administration

161B Kowalewski Hall


Areas of responsibility include:
  • Management of Business Office staff including Grants Administrator, Human Resources Coordinator (HR), and Financial Administrator
  • Long-range budget planning and formulation
  • PBB revenue tracking
  • Cash and budget transfers
  • Funds allocations
  • Cost analysis
  • Strategic hiring and sizing proposals
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Kelly Ayres Garn

Financial Administrator II, Pharmacy Financial Administration

161 Kowalewski Hall


Areas of responsibility include:
  • ​​​​​​​Pre-award duties - Kuali Proposal set-up and approvals, document collection, budget review, JIT processing
  • Post-award duties - monthly report review, KSAP budget set-up, RPPR processing, grant close-outs
  • Process salary and non-salary cost transfer requests (CTR)
  • Process all extra compensation requests for 9-month faculty
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Brendan Marlow

Financial Administrator 2, Pharmacy Financial Administration

Kowalewski Hall


Areas of responsibility include:
  • ​​​​​​​Handle daily financial operations for the college
  • LAMS account setups and maintenance
  • Controlled substance and asset ordering
  • Concur review/approval/troubleshooting
  • Review/approve purchase orders in PACE (non-grant)
  • PACE contracts/agreements/terms initiation
  • PACE invoice entry
  • Update internal funding balances and fund reports
  • Fund/internal budget tracking
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fund allocation and cash transfers
  • Student travel processing
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Trish Nash

Sr HR Coordinator, Pharmacy Financial Administration

161 Kowalewski Hall


Areas of responsibility include:
  • ​​​​​​​Coordinate with UC HR Talent Acquisition on job postings, recruitment, and selection process.
  • Serve as Equal Opportunity and Access liaison for all faculty and staff searches
  • Adjunct faculty appointments
  • Student worker and Graduate Assistant hiring
  • Visa requests for international employees
  • Coordinate and approve Payroll processing for College of Pharmacy
  • Maintenance of time off systems and Leaves of Absence requests
  • Process PCRs for organizational unit, including Adjunct Faculty payments
  • Support all DEI initiatives in hiring practices
  • ​​​​​​​Equity and position reclassifications
  • Badge and key requests
  • Setup of volunteer and unpaid positions