The USG Business Office
The USG Business Office
Student Union 416
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM-4PM
All fiscal matters of the student government and its member organizations go through the USG Business Office. The office is staffed by permanent employees who give the inherently evolving organization continuity and consistency. This staff keeps USG running smoothly from year to year and gives students new to student government a solid foundation on which to build achievement.
The office and the USG professional staff are headed by Business Manager Mary Kirkwood. Mary keeps the USG Service Group on firm financial ground, keeping all of the budget and bank records for the corporation. She is also available (by appointment) to student organization treasurers who need help with their budgets.
Program Coordinator Lynn Korn organizes many USG events and is available to student organizations' officers who need help finding appropriate vendors for the goods and services they need to put on their own programs.
Accounts Payable clerk Sara Nicholas handles purchase orders (and the quotes, contracts, and receipts that go with them) along with checks and payroll accounts.
Secretary Cindy Sciolino directs callers and visitors to USG and does much of the clerical work in the office, assisting both the USG Executive Board and the Business Office staff. Cindy also handles booking for the Whispering Pines Camp.
Work-study students also assist in the operations of the USG office.
If you have questions about the operation of the Business Office or fiscal questions about your organization, check the links at left and below to the Treasurers Manual and related topics. Any questions not answered there can be directed to the Business Office by calling 878-6701 or visiting the office during office hours.
Online Treasurers Manual
The guidlines and procedures that students must follow for spending activity fee funds through their organization's budget are contained in an online manual. The information in the manual is essential reading for organization treasurers, but is also recommended for other group officers and faculty advisors so that events and activities requiring money will run smoothly.
Business Office Forms
USG has a set of forms used by member organizations to conduct such business as scheduling events, printing tickets, making purchases, etc. Most of these forms are explained on the Business forms page and wherever appropriate, the form is available as a downloadable PDF from that page.
The USG Budget
USG budgets over $1 million per year using funds collected by the college in the form of the mandatory student activity fee. See the Budget Information Page for more on the the budget.
USG Professional Staff
Business Office Staff:
Business Manager - Mary Kirkwood - 878-6701 ext. 19 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator - Lynn Korn - 716-878-6701 ext. 15 - e-mail: email@example.com
Secretary/Camp Reservations - Cindy Sciolino - 878-6701 ext. 10 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts Payable - Sara Nicholas - 716-878-6701 ext. 16 - e-mail: email@example.com
Additional USG Operations Staff:
USG Press Services: Union 404:
Press Services Director - David Meinzer - 878-6701 ext. 23 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whispering Pines Camp: Franklinville, NY
Camp Manager - Paul Knapic - 676-5104 - e-mail: email@example.com