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Mission

The Vice President for Business Affairs reports to the Executive Vice President/Provost, and is responsible for the physical facilities and safety of the university. The unit strives to:

  1. Promote and enhance campus safety
  2. Provide quality service to students, faculty, staff and visitors
  3. Promote a safe and healthful environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors
  4. Protect and enhance the University's fiscal resources
  5. Protect and enhance the University's physical facilities

  6. Improve operational effectiveness and improve productivity
  7. Comply with appropriate federal, state and local requirements

 

University of Louisville mission statement

Staff

Mitchell Payne , Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs. Serves as the university's chief business officer. Functions reporting to the Business Affairs Office include Contract Administration and Risk Management, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Public Safety including Parking, Purchasing, and University Planning Design and Construction.
ph (502) 852-5155, fax (502) 852-4337

Vacant , Assistant Vice President for Facilities. Responsible for operation of the Physical Plant Department. This entails facilities, utilities, recycling and grounds maintenance issues on all three campuses. ph (502) 852-6245, fax (502) 852-8210

Matthew Christensen, Technology Specialist. Provides Tier 1 support for all VPBA departments. Assists Coordinator of Computer Operations with technology support, policies, procedures, and strategic planning for all VPBA departments. ph (502) 852-4156

Ken Dietz , Director of Planning, Design and Construction. Responsible for administrative functions associated with campus/facilities planning, capital construction administration and central scheduling for university facilities. ph (502) 852-6176, fax (502) 852-6841

Donna Hardesty, Unit Business Manager Intermediate.  Provide HR support to all Business Affairs areas and general business manager support for Postal and the Vice President for Business Affairs Office.  ph (502) 852-6164, fax (502) 852-4337

Cheri Hildreth , Director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Responsible for the university with environmental health and safety service through technical and regulatory compliance assistance, information and training programs, consulting services and periodic auditing and/or environmental health and safety practices. ph (502) 852-6670, fax (502) 852-0880

David Logsdon, Technology Specialist. Provides Tier 1 support for all VPBA departments. Assists Coordinator of Computer Operations with technology support, policies, procedures, and strategic planning for all VPBA departments. ph (502) 852-1447

Kim Noltemeyer , Project Manager Senior. Responsible for special and recurring projects oversight. ph (502) 852-0703, fax (502) 852-4337

Terri Rutledge , Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs. Responsible for coordinating compliance activities within the unit and special assignments. Serve as liaison with VP for Research, VP for Finance and Associate VP for Human Resources. ph (502) 852-2836, fax (502) 852-4337

Darlene Shircliff , Administrative Associate. Assist in the coordination of appointments, meeting arrangements, committee meetings, reports, logs, travel, entertainment activities, and special projects, etc. ph (502) 852-5143, fax (502) 852-4337

Melissa Long Shuter , Chief of Staff for Business Affairs.  Responsible for oversight of divisions operating budgets (general, plant and foundation funds), planning and communication issues, and coordinates unit business operations and fiscal resources for Business Affairs. ph (502) 852-6151, fax (502) 852-4337

Leellen Starrett , Program Assistant Senior. Assist the Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs in coordination of daily activities in the following areas: appointments, meeting arrangements, committee meetings, correspondence, reports, file retention, travel arrangements and other projects/assignments as needed. ph (502) 852-5155, fax (502) 852-4337

Elisa Stephens, Unit Business Manager Intermediate.  Provide reconciliation, BA3 department management and general grant management support to all Business Affairs areas. ph (502) 852-4653 fax (502) 852-4337

Chris Weaver , Coordinator of Computer Operations. Responsible for Tier I support and technology systems for all VPBA departments. Advises the Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs on technology-related policies, procedures, and strategic planning. Liaison with university IT for VPBA departments. ph (502) 852-4549, fax (502) 852-4337

Tim White, Technology Specialist. Provides Tier 1 support for all VPBA departments. Assists Coordinator of Computer Operations with technology support, policies, procedures, and strategic planning for all VPBA departments. ph (502) 852-8679

Karen Wilkerson, Unit Business Manager Intermediate.  Provide procurement support to all Business Affairs areas and general business manager support for Contract Administration and Procurement Services.  ph (502) 852-1613, fax (502) 852-4337