Resource Administration

Resource Administration Staff

101 Bryan Center
Box 90951
Durham, NC 27708
919.684.5450
caroline.nisbet@duke.edu

As Associate Vice President, Caroline is responsible for strategic management of the Division's assessment, financial, human, and technology resources.  She began her professional career at Cornell University where she held positions in admissions, financial aid and student employment as well as international student services.  As Cornell’s first director of student employment, she headed one of the largest College Work Study programs (>8,000 students) in the U.S.  She was instrumental in creating The Cornell Tradition, a nationally recognized work and fellowship program funded entirely by alumni.

Caroline came to Duke in 1985 to the Provost’s Office as the Director of Duke Futures, the University’s first undergraduate internship program supported by a national network of alumni volunteers.  She also established the Service Learning Project, a program of paid, community service internships and raised several endowments that continue to support these opportunities, now housed in the Career Center.  She has worked in Student Affairs since 1990 and serves regularly on a variety of institutional teams and projects focused on business process redesign and policy development. She has led a number of administrative reviews at Duke and other universities.

Caroline received a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Indiana University, an MA in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University and completed additional graduate study in Clinical Psychology.  She has one adult daughter, two dogs, and enjoys cooking, knitting and reading.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.684.8184
tim.bounds@duke.edu

As Executive Director of Student Affairs Strategic Initiative, Tim leads the division's technology, communications, and assessment efforts. This includes the development and implementation of strategic planning, compliance, accreditation for the Division of Student Affairs. He also provides leadership and project management in business process analyses, RFPs, and implementation of operational and technical projects within Student Affairs.

Prior to coming to Duke in 2002, Tim was a systems project manager at Nortel Networks for six years.  He graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, majoring in interdisciplinary programs with a concentration in American studies.  He earned a master's degree from Duke University, completing the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.660.2419
tasha.currycorcoran@duke.edu

As the Education and Training Practitioner, Tasha's role is to plan, deliver and assess a comprehensive professional development program for Student Affairs Division staff.

101 Bryan Center
919.660.3946
marie.high@duke.edu

How I Can Help: My responsibilities include, creation of iForm transactions, working with non-exempt, Local 77, Local 465 and non-Duke student payroll, maintaining and updating meal plan accounts for Duke Dining employees, and building access for Duke Dining and contractor employees.

Marie has been at Duke since 1993, and joined the Division of Student Affairs in July 2011. In 1994, Marie became a part of Auxiliary Services (later Campus Services) as the HR/Payroll representative for Dining, DukeCard, Auxiliaries Finance Office, Auxiliaries Information Services and the Office of the AVP.  Prior to arriving at Duke, she spent a number of years in retail middle-management.  Marie has a B.S. in Mathematics from North Carolina State University. 

When away from work, Marie enjoys spending time with family, reading, cooking and traveling.

101 Bryan Center
919-684-8149
alma.jones@duke.edu

How I Can Help: My responsibilities include division-level coordination, oversight, and policy interpretation regarding annual budget preparation, variance reports, financial processes, payroll processes, and personnel processes.

As Director of Financial and Payroll Services, Alma oversees a small department which provides the underlying administrative structure for the Division’s payroll, personnel, financial and business services.  Alma came to the Division of Student Affairs by way of Duke Hospital where she was Finance Manager of the Operating Rooms from 1994-1996.  Prior to that time she had been Assistant Director of Fiscal Operations for the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Colorado, Boulder Campus.  She also worked as a Music Teacher and Music Therapist in Boulder Valley Public Schools for 10 years, and served as Director of Music at her church.

Alma and her family moved from Colorado to North Carolina in 1990.  In addition to her work at Duke, she serves as Director of Music at her church, and is actively involved with her family.  She is a graduate of Duke University, where she earned an A.B. in Vocal Music Education, Florida State University, where she earned a M.M. in Music Therapy, and The University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance.

101 Bryan Center
919-681-2721
stephanie.jordan@duke.edu

Stephanie's responsibilities include: creation of iForm transactions, working with non-exempt, Local 77, Local 465 and non-Duke student payroll. She has been at Duke since 2011 and joined the Division of Student Affairs in June 2016. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College. Away from work she enjoys learning new things, working on entrepreneurship goals and d.i.y projects.

105 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.684.4186
ira.knight@duke.edu

In his role as Business Systems Analyst, Ira leads efforts across the division to improve business processes and to ensure the integrity and validity of data we collect and store across multiple systems.

101 Bryan Center

As Director of Human Resources, Richard provides direction and assistance with the Human Resource activities within Student Affairs. These areas can include policy or labor contract interpretation; new staff orientation; assistance with job descriptions, reorganization plans or general guidance with the HR processes of the University. He also represents the division in contract labor negotiations and in general provides HR consultation for all employees within the division.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.613.6144
kristin.lobiondo@duke.edu

As Staff Assistant for Resource Administration and the Office of the Vice President, Kristin oversees daily operations of the front desk, provides general administrative support, and assists with activities related to the division's marketing and communications efforts. 

101 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.613.6305
kennedine.mack@duke.edu

How I Can Help:  Assist department heads with preparation of annual budgets and oversight of financial processes and transactions; provide advice and expertise to department users concerning all aspects of financial processes, procedures, and policies.

Kennedine joined the Division of Student Affairs as the Associate Director of Financial and Payroll Services at Duke University in January 2009. She began working at Duke in 1995. Kennedine has worked in the Student Loan Office, Accounting Systems and Procedures and at DCRI (Duke Clinical Research Institute).  Kennedine holds a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Kennedine loves planning family trips.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.684.8198
jeremy.miller@duke.edu

Responsibilities include designing and implementing web-based systems within Student Affairs, as well as general maintenance and support of department websites and services.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.684.5143
larry.moy@duke.edu

Larry provides desktop support for the division. He has 20 years of experience in IT support. He holds a BS in Biology from Duke and an MS in Biological Oceanography from NC State.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.684.5143
trent.ramsey@duke.edu

As Director of Information Technology Services, Trent directs the technical computing services for the Division of Student Affairs. He provides direction and guidance to ITS staff and serves as a technical liaison for institutional projects. He has experience implementing and enforcing information system policies and procedures.

Prior to coming to Duke University in 2013, Trent worked ten years at the University of Houston. He spent the last four of those years serving as Director of the Bauer Division of Technology for the College of Business. Trent is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a BS in Information Systems.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919-684-5143
diane.scro@duke.edu

Diane is responsible for software and hardware maintenance and support for all computers within the Division of Student Affairs.

She is originally from Chicago but has called North Carolina home for over 25 years. Diane graduated from NC Wesleyan University with a BS in Business Management and a minor in Computer Information Systems. Previous to Duke, she worked for 12 years at a K-12 School in Raleigh, helping them to achieve the vision of providing Apple MacBook Airs for all 4th to 12th grade students. She provided leadership, technical support and helped the teachers to incorporate technology in their lessons. She helped the school to transition from limited technology use in the classrooms to a culture of using technology creatively to engage the students in the learning process. Diane loves helping others to use technology effectively.

Outside of Duke, Diane enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, biking, and playing softball.  

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.684.5143
corey.thomas@duke.edu

How I Can Help: Corey is responsible for software and hardware maintenance and support for all computers within the Division of Student Affairs. This includes providing phone and in-person support, administering user accounts, deploying hardware, general troubleshooting, and performing user training.

A North Carolina native, Corey graduated from NC State University with a BA in English and a minor in Graphic Communications. He came to Duke in 2002 after having worked for such organizations as NC State University, SAS Institute, and Apple Computer.

Outside of Duke, Corey enjoys comics, movies, books, technology, science fiction, and catching up on sleep.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90948
919.613.6315
michael.tran@duke.edu

As information security lead, Michael is responsible for the technical controls and the review of departmental business processes to assure adherence with FERPA, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA federal compliances. His role also oversees IT services major projects and the scalability of new services.

Michael holds a BS in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he also worked as a technical systems analyst prior to joining Duke in 2012. In his free time Michael enjoys cooking.  He also partakes in endurance cycling and running from bulls… not at the same time.

105 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.684.2726
eric.b.williams@duke.edu

How Can I Help: Serves as lead financial officer for Campus Life departments to assist department heads with preparation of annual budget and variance reporting; provides advice and expertise to department users concerning all financial processes, procedures, and policies. Also, assist with master data maintenance, financial security access and corporate card administration.

Eric joined Duke University’s Student Affairs as a Financial Management Analyst I in March 2016. Eric holds a BS in Business Administration as well as minors in both Accounting and Economics; all obtained from North Carolina State University in which he graduated May 2013.

Eric enjoys time with family, friends and his dogs as well as listening to music and participating in recreational sports.

101 Bryan Center
Box 90951
919.684.3737
sophie.williams@duke.edu

As Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications, Sophie develops and implements communications plans, policies, and processes for the Division of Student Affairs providing content that effectively support the division’s communications priorities.