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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
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

Rich Cornwell, Director of Business Affairs / Controller


Michelle Meyer, CPA, Accounting Services Manager

 Snell - Room 116
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, Oregon Society of CPA's and is also licensed as an Oregon Municipal Auditor.

Cindy Childers, Accounting Manager

 Snell - 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.

Open, Auxiliary Accountant


Karissa Guthrie, Account Receivable Manager

 SN - Room 101

Karissa Guthrie is the Account Receivable Manager. Karissa is the direct supervisor of Account Receivable, adjusts student accounts, processes financial aid remission reports, and processes 1098-T reporting. 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 116

Faletha Fowler is an Accounts Receivable Accountant. Some of her duties include 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. Faletha has an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Oregon Tech and has been with the Business Office since July 1999.

Shelly Gates, Accounts Receivable Accountant

 Snell - Room 115

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 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 in Engineering Science from Colorado State University.

Tanya Baxter, Administrative Program Specialist

 Snell - Room 102a
Tanya Baxter is an Administrative Program Specialist, providing support to the Director of Business Affairs and acting as the Procurement Card Administrator. Tanya has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University with previous experience in nonprofit management and outdoor education.

Nilda L. Pena, Accounts Payable Accountant

 Snell - Room 114

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. 

Mandy Conley, Administrative Program Assistant-Accounts Payable

 Snell-Room 114
Mandy Conley is an Administrative Program Assistant. Mandy has studied in higher education for a total of 4-years and was in a management position at her previous job. Some of her duties include approving invoices, Procurement & Group card accounting, and approving travel reimbursements.