Engineering, Technology & Environment Leadership
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Michelle Ginavan Hayes
Michelle Ginavan Hayes began her career at the University of Kansas in 1998. For 15 years, Michelle worked in central research administration at the KU Center for Research, working to support the research mission of the University. Michelle then moved to the College & Professional Schools Shared Service to serve as the Research Manager. Michelle now serves as Director of the Engineering, Technology & Environment Shared Service Center.
As Director, Michelle applies all of her experience and knowledge to directly support the needs of research centers, departments and other units housed within the ETE SSC. Michelle helps cultivate an environment of customer service and professional development with her staff and the units they serve. Michelle also serves as a member of the ETE SSC Advisory Board, and works to provide support and oversight, as well as working to establish best practices and process improvement and maintain a positive culture to support the research, teaching, and service endeavors at the University of Kansas.
ETE Research Manager
Elenor Buffington has worked at the University of Kansas for 7 years and brings experience related to fund and grant administration from academic units as well as the Budget Office. Most recently, Elenor served as the Director of Finance for the Law School.
As the Research Manager in the Engineering, Technology & Environment Shared Service Center, Elenor applies all of her experience and knowledge to directly support principal investigators, departments and centers within the SSC. She provides support and oversight to the SSC Research staff as they work closely with KU Office of Research and other campus organizations to ensure principal investigators are adequately supported in their research endeavors at the University of Kansas.
ETE Finance Manager
Jim Hammen brings ten years of diverse accounting experience to the Engineering, Technology & Environment Shared Service Center. He has been at the University of Kansas with the Mechanical Engineering department as an accountant since 2011, and will utilize his knowledge of the School of Engineering to aid the transition to the Shared Service Center.
His knowledge of University of Kansas financial systems will help to oversee the financial staff and provide quality customer service and budgeting support to the departments served by the ETE SSC.
ETE HR Manager
Lee Ann Adee is a KU graduate and has been employed at the University of Kansas for over 9 years in various HR and financial roles across campus. She currently serves as the Human Resources Manager for the Engineering, Technology, & Environment SSC as well as the College & Professional Schools SSC
As manager, Lee Ann utilizes her knowledge of HR and finance to assist the departments supported by the SSCs and works closely with the HR staff in providing a high level of service and solutions for the professional schools across campus.