Department of Statistics Business Office

Welcome to the Department of Statistics Business Office. The goal of our office is to "enable, serve, and support others by providing timely and accurate information about University resources, giving clear direction, offering thoughtful guidance, and delivering quality service". Our office provides expertise in several areas including payroll, travel, purchasing, sponsored programs and reimbursements.

The resource links at the left are provided to help you obtain the information you need as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or require personal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the business office staff. We look forward to working with you.

Alicia Schragg

Alicia Schragg - Business Manager


  • Budgeting on Sponsored Program Accounts
  • Course Buyouts
  • Offer Letter Review and Hiring
  • Scholarship and Award payments
  • Account Management (Projections, balances, annual/financial reports)
Shaun Ponder

Shaun Ponder - Business Assistant


  • Monthly/Summer Payroll (i.e. graduate students, post docs, faculty)
  • Personal Reimbursements
  • Grants/Accounts Management (i.e. budgeting for collaborators, purchases, etc.)
  • Purchasing Card Checkout (i.e. hospitality, etc.)
  • Research Leave/Sabbatical Paperwork
  • Conference/Workshop Participant Travel Reimbursements
Picture of Beth Howard

Beth Howard - Account Clerk 


  • Bi-weekly Payroll (i.e. undergraduate students, regular staff, etc.)
  • Grants/Account Management (i.e. projections, balances, annual/final reports)
  • Procurement/Ariba Assistance (i.e. computer purchases, furniture purchases)
  • Travel/Concur Assistance