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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 4:30 p.m.
Department Deposit Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office Fax Numbers

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


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

Stephanie Pope, Assistant Vice President for Financial Operations

 Snell - Room 102

Liz Ashley, Administrative Program Specialist

 Snell - Room 102A
Liz Ashley joined OIT in November of 2018 as an Administrative Program Specialist in the Business Affairs Office. Liz's responsibilities include P-Card administration, vendor setups and maintenance, invoice processing, and assisting the Director. Liz joins OIT with over 20 years of Administrative experience in various fields, and has studied both English, and Communications. In her spare time, Liz enjoys traveling with her family, camping and hiking, and perfecting her photography skills.

Michelle Meyer, CPA, Accounting Services Manager

 Snell - Room 114
Michelle Meyer serves as the Accounting Services Manager. 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 and is also licensed as an Oregon Municipal Auditor. Outside of OIT, Michelle enjoys golfing, crafting, and camping with her dogs.

Cindy Childers, Accounting Manager

 Purvine - Room 276
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.

Karissa Sultan, Accounts Receivable Manager

 Snell - Room 117

Karissa Sultan is the Accounts Receivable Manager. Karissa is the direct supervisor of Accounts Receivable (including Cashier's Office). She also does student account adjustments, works on Post 911 (Chapter 33) student accounts, calculates athletic waivers as well as other intuitional waivers (including GATA waivers, Chapter 35 & Veteran Dependent Tuition Waivers, and other misc. waivers), and miscellaneous billings. 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, Financial Aid Accountant

 Snell - Room 115

Faletha Fowler is a Financial Aid accountant in the Accounts Receivable office. Some of her duties include financial aid refunds, reconciliation of financial aid accounts, scholarship processing, institutional loans, Perkins and Institutional Loan Exit interviews, and handling graduation holds. Faletha is a valuable member of the Business Affairs Office and has been with Oregon Tech since July of 1999.

Shelly Gates, Accounts Receivable Accountant

 Snell - Room 115
Shelly is an Accounts Receivable Accountant and handles student and 3d party billing matters, wire entries, payment plan arrangements, and registration agreements. Shelly joined the Business Affairs Office in September of 2017 with a long work history in the accounting field.

Keli Patterson-Stelley, Lead Cashier

 Snell - Room 116

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

Nilda L. Pena, Accounts Payable Accountant

 Snell - Room 101

Nilda Pena is an Accounts Payable Accountant, having earned an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and Management. Nilda has 4-years previous experience in accounting. Her job duties include approving invoices and encumbrances for travel reservations; processing travel, personal, and vicinity reimbursements; reconciliation for airfare/car rentals; and the development and delivery of the Campus Training Program. 

Jennifer Day, Accounting Technician

 Snell - Room 101

Jennifer Day is an Accounting Technician in the Business Affairs Office, and currently processes invoices and travel reimbursements. Jennifer holds an Associates of Applied Science in Business Management and a Certificate in Accounting. She came to OIT in October 2018, with 15 years of customer service experience, including 6 years of accounts payable experience. Her extensive background includes invoice processing, travel reimbursements, vendor setups, and escheatment reporting. Jennifer is currently continuing her education here at OIT, and in her spare time enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Julia Ruark, Grant & Fixed Asset Accountant

 Snell - Room 114

Julia Ruark is the Grant & Fixed Asset Accountant for the Business Affairs Office. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Nonprofit Administration from Lindenwood University and has many years of experience working in accounting across multiple sectors,
import and export documentation, and project-based work. In her free time she enjoys many outside activities such as hiking, rock climbing
and camping.