Serves as assistant to the department head, Dr. Hayley Chouinard. Communicates with prospective graduate students and serves as first contact for new or transferring graduate students. Initiates hiring documentation for all new faculty, staff, and students. Organizes Dr. Chouinard’s schedule, assists faculty, administrative professionals and graduate students with communication and other resources. Program Coordinator assists in conducting faculty searches, managing events, and purchasing. Works closely with the Ag Business Center office in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
As Fiscal Officer, Catherine serves the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics by providing financial management, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and salary account distributions. She also serves as a pre-award liaison between the college and Sponsored Programs, assisting faculty and research staff in locating funding opportunities, guideline retrieval and interpretation, budget development and preparation.
Donna is the receptionist and an assistant for the department. She is often the first contact for all students, faculty and visitors. She assists with copying, faxing, phone calls, classroom and conference room scheduling, correspondence, mail, etc. She is also the person you see for Travel, Website, classroom/course/instructor and online scheduling, key requests and AV equipment check out.