Campus Administration & Operations Leadership

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Jody Milford

CAO Director

Email Jody9, or call (785) 864-3551

Jody Milford is a KU graduate who began working for the University in 2004. She’s held positions in Graduate School & International Programs, Research & Graduate Studies, Human Resources, and the Shared Service Centers. Jody’s KU background includes supporting both administrative and academic departments in Finance-, HR-, and Research-related contexts which provides broad insight into the issues faced by the KU community and the SSCs. Her most recent role as a SSC HR Manager provided oversight for the College & Professional Schools SSC HR staff and quality assurance for departments as they transitioned into the SSC.


As the Director of the Campus Administration & Operations Shared Service Center, Jody is responsible for cultivating an environment of outstanding customer service and accountability to the units served. She has a particular interest in process improvement, providing opportunities for professional development for staff, and ensuring a high level of service for the units served by the CAO SSC.

 


Aimee Hunt

CAO Finance Manager

Email Aimee1, or call (785) 864-5740

Aimee Hunt has been employed at the University of Kansas since 2008. Since March 2014, Aimee has been a finance manager in the Campus Administration & Operations Shared Service Center. Aimee uses her knowledge of the financial systems and training as well as her extensive knowledge of KU and State policies to support the CAO SSC departments.

Aimee provides oversight and guidance to the finance staff to ensure that superior levels of customer service are provided to the departments. Aimee works closely with Payables and Purchasing to help meet the needs of the CAO SSC departments her team serves while staying in compliance with policy.

 

 


Deb Carter

CAO Finance Manager

Email Deb1, or call (785) 864-6582

Deb Carter has worked at KU for many years and currently serves as a Finance Manager in the CAO SSC. Deb shares her knowledge of financial processes, budget management and University and State policies with her SSC colleagues and provides guidance to insure that the SSC is providing top notch service.

Deb works closely with her staff to build strong working relationships with departments in order to meet the needs of our KU students, faculty and staff.

 

 

 

 


Debbie Kramer

CAO Finance Manager

Email Debbie1, or call (785) 864-4753

Debbie Kramer has been employed at the University of Kansas for over 30 years, most recently working as a Recruitment Coordinator in the Recruitment & Onboarding Center (ROC) and the Biobehavioral & Social Research Shared Service Center.

She spent five years as Assistant Comptroller for Accounts Payable and previous to that many years as the Associate Director for Administration for KU Printing Services.

 


Lori Gutsch

CAO Finance Manager

Email Lori, or call (785) 864-5616

Lori Gutsch started her finance career on the corporate side, accumulating over 13 years of knowledge and experience in accounting and financial reporting before joining KU in 2013. She served two years as the Accountant for the School of Law gaining knowledge of KU systems, accounting practices and policies.

In 2015 Lori was hired by the Campus Administration & Operations Shared Service Center as a Finance Manager. She works closely with her finance staff to ensure timely and accurate service is provided to the departments they serve and utilizes her analytical and people skills to solve problems and build positive working relationships.

 

 


Andrea McGranahan

CAO HR Manager

Email Andrea1, or call (785) 864-6805

Andrea McGranahan began her University career in 2003. Andrea most recently served as the Recruitment Coordinator with the Recruitment & Onboarding Center (ROC) supporting functions for Campus Administration & Operations. She spent three years as the HR Manager for KU Information Technology.

While working for the department of Human Resources, Andrea assisted departments with the University Support Staff evaluation process and tuition assistance program.

 


Efficient and accurate service to departments and research units
Regularly assessed performance and customer satisfaction metrics
An environment of professionalism, where staff have a deep understanding of business practices
Main Phone Lines & Fax Numbers

Campus Administration & Operations (CAO)

​Phone:  (785) 864-4169  
Fax:        (785) 864-3499

College & Professional Schools (CPS) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-4995
​Fax:        (785) 864-5945

Education, Social & Biobehavioral (ESB) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-5058  
Fax:       (785) 864-8818

Engineering, Technology & Environment (ETE) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-7688  
​Fax:        (785) 864-5313

Pharmacy & Biomedical Research (PBR) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-1278
Fax:        (785) 864-3578
 

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