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About Business Affairs Office

Contact Information

Main Telephone:  541-885-1200

Office Hours

Business Affairs Office

General Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cashier's Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Department Deposit Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office Fax Numbers

General Office Fax: 541.885.1115
Payroll Fax: 541.885.1115
Purchasing Fax: 541.885.1115
Accounts Payable Fax: 541.885.1215

Location

Snell Hall

Mailstop: Business Office
Mailing Address:
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Areas of Responsibility

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable - including Student Accounts and Cashier
  • Grants and Contracts - Post Award Administration
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing, Property Control, and Vendor Relations
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • Federal, State, and Local Tax

Michelle Meyer, CPA, Director of Business Affairs

OfficeSnell - Room 206
Michelle Meyer serves as the Director of Business Affairs. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and Management Options from Oregon State University. Michelle joined Oregon Tech with over 9 years of experience in public accounting. Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the AICPA, Oregon Society of CPA's and is also licensed as an Oregon Municipal Auditor.

Karen Blevins, Payroll Manager

OfficeSnell - Room 106

Karen Blevins is the Payroll Manager. Karen is the direct supervisor for the Payroll Department which provides support for all aspects of payroll for Oregon Tech. Karen was a Human Resource Manager and an Accounting Manager before joining Oregon Tech in May 2013. She has an Associate of Applied Science Accounting Option from Klamath Community College and brings 19 years of experience in the payroll and accounting field.

Cindy Childers, Accounting Manager

OfficeSnell - Room 101
Cindy Childers is the Accounting Manager. Cindy is the direct supervisor for Accounts Payable, handles fee tables, student account issues, direct accounts pay, and provides general accounting oversight.  Cindy has been in the accounting profession since 1989.Cindy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems with an Accounting option from Oregon Tech in 2004. Cindy has worked in the Student Health Center as the Office Manager prior to transferring into the Business Affairs office in March 2013.

Mary Lou Nicholson, Auxiliary Accountant

OfficeSnell - Room 204

Mary Lou Nicholson is the Auxiliary Accountant. Mary Lou handles all auxiliary accounting and billing, capital asset management, fixed assets and bond billings. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Merchandising from Southern Oregon University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Karissa Guthrie, Financial Aid Accountant

OfficeSnell - Room 115

Karissa Guthrie is the Financial Aid Accountant. Karissa refunds student account credit balances, reconciles financial aid funds including grants, loans and scholarships. Karissa does the return of Title IV aid calculations for students who have withdrawn, and manages the promissory notes and exit interviews through ESCI for Perkins loans and all the institutional loans. Karissa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a minor in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Nevada – Reno.

Faletha Fowler, Accounts Receivable Accountant

OfficeSnell - Room 116

Faletha Fowler is an Accounts Receivable Accountant. Some of her duties include emergency loans, student and 3rd party billing, and payment plan arrangements. Faletha has an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Oregon Tech and has been with the Business Office since July 1999.

Keli Patterson-Stelley, Cashier

OfficeSnell - Room 116

Keli Patterson-Stelly is the Cashier. In addition to her cashiering duties, she applies payments to student accounts, assists with billing questions, registration agreements, and payment agreements. Keli offers assistance to students with printing error issues, ordering Higher One cards, account summaries for employer reimbursements, and parking permits. Keli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from Colorado State University.

Mary Chivers, Administrative Program Specialist-Payroll

OfficeSnell Room 106
Fax541.885.1115
Mary Chivers is the Administrative Program Specialist for Payroll. She has been with Oregon Tech since July 2004 and was the Administrative Program Specialist for the Dental Hygiene Clinic for over 11 years. She then transferred to the Business Affairs Office in November 2015 as the Administrative Program Specialist, providing support for the Director Business Affairs and acted as the Procurement Card Administrator. 

Kelcie Wiley, Administrative Program Specialist

OfficeSnell - Room 102a
Fax541.885.1115
Kelcie Wiley is an Administrative Program Specialist, providing support to the Director of Business Affairs and acting as Procurement Card Administrator. Kelcie has been with OIT since 2016, after previous experience in higher education. 

Vicki Goheen, Accounts Payable Lead

OfficeSnell - Room 114

Vicki Goheen serves as Accounts Payable Lead.  Vicki joined OIT in 2015 with 25 years administrative experience with the Federal Government, as well as experience in banking, insurance, and legal office administration.

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