School Administration Office Director(s)

Laura Danson

Laura Danson

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Director of Finance & Budget Planning
848-932-9744

77 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Budgeting, Data Analysis, and Reporting

Laura Danson

Laura Danson

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Associate Director of Budgeting
848-932-9744
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team of the Office of Finance and Budget Planning. Contribute to assigned University-wide committees and projects.
  • Responsible for submitting timely and accurate SAS Budget and Quarterly Forecasts to the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office as well as responding to NB-C questions and requests.
  • Manages the timely and accurate analysis and completion of Annual Department Planning Tools
Emma Hall

Emma Hall

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Budget Analyst
848-932-5434
  • SAS School Level Budgets & Forecasts: Salary and Wage, Plant Fund Transfer, Gifts, Endowment, Other Source Revenue, Supplies, Fellowship, Scholarship, Tuition Remission, Travel, Plant Ops and Professional Services.
  • Primary point person for Department/Center Non-WFP S&W Planning Tool
Dennis Masar

Dennis Masar

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Business Specialist
848-932-0469
  • Work Force Planning -Distributes files to departments for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of budget data collection. Communicates timing and provides training and instruction. Organizes and tracks all data back from the field and heads the effort of entering WFP data collected into the Budget (EPBCS)
  • Runs/updates the Payroll distribution and Transaction reports
  • Transfers- tracks activity throughout the year.
  • Populates the following templates – Chancellor's office Budget & Forecast, Operating Expense Planning Tool, Non-WFP Planning Tool, Tuition estimate, and Center Reviews.
Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez

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Budget Analyst
848-932-3983
  • SAS School Level Budgets & Forecasts: Tuition, Transfers, EOF, Grants/F&A, Capital Additions, Capital Purchases, Construction in Progress, Dues & Subscriptions, Insurance, Other, Participation Support, Printing & Publishing, Recovery, Recruiting, Rent and Telecommunication.
  • Primary point person for Department/Center Operating Expense Planning Tool


Business Services

Tanya Ling

Tanya Ling

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Associate Director of Finance
848-932-4629
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team of the Office of Finance and Budget Planning. Contribute to assigned University-wide committees and projects.
  • Provides SAS unit Business Managers and Administrators, Department Chairs, Deans, and Divisional Directors of Administration with broad support, instruction, and guidance on the management of their operation.
  • Analyzes and reviews financial data. Conducts audits of financial activity throughout the school to ensure appropriate and efficient use of SAS resources.


Mariko Chiang

Mariko Chiang

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Business Manager
848-932-6486
  • Provide Audit, Analysis and Assistance service to all units for SAS.
  • Interprets, develops, communicates, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Monitors fiscal compliance and understands and enforces applicable regulations, and internal policies.
  • Acts as a liaison to ensure the integration of SAS Business activities with corresponding functions at the departmental and University levels.

Department Assignments: Criminal Justice, English, English Writing Program, Geography, Italian, Language Labs, Linguistics, Math Sciences Learning Center, Philosophy, Spanish & Portuguese, Undergraduate Administration

Manisha D. Shah

Manisha D. Shah

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Business Manager
848-932-6423
  • Provide Audit, Analysis and Assistance service to all units for SAS.
  • Interprets, develops, communicates, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Monitors fiscal compliance and understands and enforces applicable regulations, and internal policies.
  • Acts as a liaison to ensure the integration of SAS Business activities with corresponding functions at the departmental and University levels.

Department Assignments: AMESALL, CCIS, Child Study Center, Cinema Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, Earth & Planetary Studies, French, German, Jewish Studies, LSM, NHETC, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Raritan Review, Institute for Research on Women


Gary Suen

Gary Suen

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Business Manager
848-932-6428
  • Provide Audit, Analysis and Assistance service to all units for SAS.
  • Interprets, develops, communicates, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Monitors fiscal compliance and understands and enforces applicable regulations, and internal policies.
  • Acts as a liaison to ensure the integration of SAS Business activities with corresponding functions at the departmental and University levels.

Department Assignments: Africana Studies Anthropology, Center for Cultural Analysis, Division of Life Sciences (all areas-Administration, CBN, CINJ Partnership, HPO, ODASIS, Genetics, Keck Center, MBB, Undergraduate Instruction, K&H, and YSR), Economics, Edison Papers, Global Asia Initiative, Mathematics, RU Oral History Archives, Women’s & Gender Studies


Feng Wang

Feng Wang

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Business Manager
848-932-3989
  • Provide Audit, Analysis and Assistance service to all units for SAS.
  • Interprets, develops, communicates, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Monitors fiscal compliance and understands and enforces applicable regulations, and internal policies.
  • Acts as a liaison to ensure the integration of SAS Business activities with corresponding functions at the departmental and University levels.

Department/Center Assignments: American Studies, Art History, Asian Languages & Cultures, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Computer Science, DIMACS, History, Latino & Caribbean Studies, Religion, RU Center for Chinese Studies, Sociology, and Statistics


Management of Entrepreneurial Revenue and Research Administration Support

Geir Jaegersen

Geir Jaegersen

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Business Manager
848-932-6410
  • Broad oversight/management of the Entrepreneurial Revenue and Research Administration group
  • Delivers financial review and support to the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Provide budget planning and accounting setup support to Dean’s Office initiates such as External Engagement & Partnerships
  • Provide pre- and post-award grant budgeting and accounting support to cluster programs as well as smaller academic departments
  • High level review of SAS grants and F&A returns, provide grant activity reporting to Divisional Directors of Administration and the Office of Research and Graduate Education
  • Analysis, reporting and transfer of revenue for programs with revenue sharing agreements 

Department/Center Assignments: Center for African Studies, Bildner Center, Center for Cognitive Sciences, Center for European Studies, Interdisciplinary Administration, Center for Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and South Asian Studies

Alicia Ruiz

Alicia Ruiz

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Business Manager
848-932-6485
  • Provide budget planning and accounting setup support to Dean’s Office initiates such as External Engagement & Partnerships
  • Provide pre- and post-award grant budgeting and accounting support to cluster programs as well as smaller academic departments
  • High level review of SAS grants and F&A returns, provide grant activity reporting to Divisional Directors of Administration and the Office of Research and Graduate Education
  • Analysis, reporting and transfer of revenue for programs with revenue sharing agreements 


System Training & Administration

Wesley Anderson

Wesley Anderson

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Department Administrator
848-932-3982
  • Overview and reconciliation of the Dean’s Office financials
  • Approves daily Dean's Office purchase requests (Marketplace, Expense reports, PCards, etc.)
  • Verifies CFL wire/check transactions are recorded correctly and maintains financial records
  • Oversee financial review and approvals of student computing fee funds
  • Provides general assistance to Depts and Dean's office staff with finance issues
  • Coordinates/oversees with Director multiple finance related workgroups
  • Various ad hoc financial reports/assignments
Heather DeMeo

Heather DeMeo

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Program Development Administrator
848-932-6430
  • Create SAS-centric training guides for Cornerstone and SAS policy
  • Facilitate training classes with guides for SAS on the following:
    • Transfers (GL- General Ledger and Projects)
    • Reconciliations (GL- General Ledger and Projects)
    • Procurement issues
    • Tableau payroll reports
    • Employee Charging Instructions/Salary Reallocation processes
  • Communicate financial/system updates to SAS
  • Assists with daily inquiries from departments regarding tutorial and finance issues
  • Mentor SAS staff with job duties when requested
  • Assist Dean's office staff with reconciliation/finance/procurement issues internal to the dean's office
  • Maintains Finance team's portion of SAS OOA website
  • Serves as point person for Course Atlas when needed
  • Creates ad hoc reports for Dean's office when requested
  • Liaison with SAS EOF department including auditing of budgets and expenditure reports for the state

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