Life Span Institute - Administration

Life Span Institute Administration is led by the LSI Director and includes staff with different specialties that provide services that lend cohesion to LSI. The Director for Finance and Administration oversees staff accountants and bookkeepers who are responsible for accounting and reporting on the receipt and disbursement of State and Federal funds while ensuring that all funds are disbursed according to regulations. Also provided are contractual negotiations, procurement assistance, and personnel recruitment, evaluation and promotion procedures. In addition dispute resolution, monitoring for compliance with Federal, State and local laws, planning procedures and space allocation and monitoring are also provided. An administrative officer and various assistants handle telephone traffic, mail, University communications, greet visitors and respond to public inquiries about the work of the Life Span Institute.

Documents and Forms

Promotion and Tenure Form

Procurement Contracts

Contract Negotiations

Policies and Resources

Promotion Policies and Procedures

Fiscal Year Closeout

Fringe Benefits

Travel Reimbursement

USS & UPS Evaluations


John Colombo
phone 864-4295

Suzanne Henderson
Associate Director, Finance and Administration
phone 864-4295

Jessica Black-Magnussen
Associate Director, Project Development
phone 864-0597

Kandace Fleming
Director, Research Design & Analysis
phone 864-0742

Sherilyn LaDuke
Assistant Director for Human Resources
phone 785-864-0582
See Payroll and Human Resources

Karen Henry
Assistant Director for Communications
phone 785-864-0756
See Communication

Raymond Cheung
Assistant Director for Technology
phone 785-864-8091
See Information Technology

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