Budget Staff

Cabinet Contact Information

 

Name

Cabinet

Phone Number

Alisa Klensin Badenhorst

190-Research, 200-Provost, 400-EMSA

523-6254

Sadie Hutchison

100-President, 112-Athletics, 700-Extended Campuses

523-7010

Christina Brown

300-Finance & Administration, 500-University Advancement, 600-Information Technology Services

523-4690

Bjorn Flugstad

160-UCA, 800-PAIR

523-4240

Michael Evans

NSTAR Admin; Cabinet Backup

523-5508

Meet the Budget Staff

 

Name, Position Contact Responsibilities
Alisa Klensin Badenhorst
Budget Administrator
Phone:928-523-6254
Email:Alisa.Badenhorst@NAU.EDU
  • Budget Office liaison to University cabinets in the areas of budget policies, budget planning and monitoring, budget business processes
  • Assist with compiling the University state budget request and budget book for state and local operating budgets
  • Provide analysis and support for annual budget input, budget set up, process improvements, system issues and problem resolution.
Christina Brown 
Budget Administrator
Phone:928-523-4690
Email: Christina.Brown@NAU.EDU
  • Budget Office liaison to University cabinets in the areas of budget policies, budget planning and monitoring, budget business processes
  • Assist with compiling the University budget book for state and local operating budgets
  • Approves fund transfers for assigned areas along with new PS Financial Dept ID requests
Sharon Chief-Yazzie 
Administrative Associate
Phone:928-523-6443
Email: Sharon.Chief@NAU.EDU
  • Assists department and employees in resolving discrepancies or procedural problems
  • Processes employee department moves and new position requests
  • Assists in Budget Office operations support and provides certain backup functions to the Personnel Contract Specialist 
Vanessa Egan
Personnel Contract Specialist
Phone:928-523-4696
Email: Vanessa.Egan@NAU.EDU
  • Administers University Wide Notice of Appointments.
  • Contracted Employees Payroll Administration.
  • Contract Database Maintenance and Analysis.
Michael Evans
Financial Business Analyst, Sr.
Phone:928-523-5508
Email: Michael.Evans@NAU.EDU

 

  • SAP BPC (NSTAR) Budget System Administrator.
  • Develop and maintain budget information and reports in various formats and systems to support analysis, operations, and management decision making.
  • Represent Budget Office interests in financial and budget information system implementations, upgrades, maintenance or modifications.
  • Recommend system enhancements through analysis, design, specs, testing, documentation and implementation for continual improvement in processes, operations, methods and content of products and services delivered.

 

Bjorn Flugstad
Associate Vice President
Phone:928-523-4240
Email: Bjorn.Flugstad@NAU.EDU
  • Leads budget team in providing reliable, meaningful information, reports, analysis, and services to the university community and external stakeholders including the development of the University All Funds Operating Budget and the State Budget Request
  • Provides analytical expertise on financial models/forecasts, management reports, and ad hoc requests
  • Works with university business offices to monitor financial operations through effective business processes
Sadie Hutchison, CPA   
Senior Budget Analyst
Phone:(928) 523-7010
Email: Sadie.Hutchison@NAU.EDU
  • Budget Office liaison to University cabinets in the areas of budget policies, budget planning and monitoring, budget business processes
  • Assist with compiling the University state budget request and budget book for state and local operating budgets
  • Provide analytical expertise in developing reliable and meaningful reports and ad hoc requests, including tuition projections and state expenditure forecasts, for the University community and external stakeholders 
Barbara Jenkins Business Analyst, SrPhone:(928) 523-4650
Email: Barbara.Jenkins@NAU.EDU
  • Provide data analysis, data extraction, data compilation and overall PeopleSoft/HR expertise
  • Recommend and implement PeopleSoft/HR system enhancements
  • Support internal or enterprise personnel contract systems 
Gloria Cody Begaye  
Accountant, Associate
Phone:928-523-5667
Email: Gloria.Cody-Begaye@NAU.EDU

 

  • Provides business operations support
  • Reconciles monthly activity and transactions, produces regular monthly status reports, accounting summaries and management summaries
  • Maintains budget office department personnel records, enters department payroll
  • Create/modify data in some special tables