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School of Communication Finance team provides financial support and policy reading for all SoC faculty, staff and students. We strive to deliver the best customer service experience to all engaged in financial activities.

We are located in Ryan Center for Musical Arts at 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

Budget and Finance Staff Directory

Please contact us with any budgetary or financial procedure questions. Not sure who to contact? Please see below for guidance. If your topic is not listed below, feel free to contact any of us, we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

Rick Morris
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

  • General administration
  • Policy
  • Financial analysis
  • Strategy and planning
  • HR management
  • Approvals backup

Oksana Shylnov
Director of Financial Administration
Phone:  847-491-8641

  • Budgeting (full cycle)
  • Forecasts
  • Projections
  • Faculty Released Salary Program
  • Payroll approval (both online and paper forms)
  • NUFS – level 3 ($5,000 and above) transactions
  • Staff service award program
  • Dean’s office commitments
  • Procurement card program
  • Security access forms
  • Gifts and Endowment spending

Shamique Powell
Payroll Manager
Phone: 847-467-2945

  • Payroll for temps, staff and faculty
  • Kronos
  • Payroll training
  • Back-up Department add pay approver

Roberta Richhio
Financial Coordinator

  • NUFS approvals (exception forms, 90 day forms, CSF over $1500, level 1 and 2 approvals)
  • Payroll – adjunct appointments
  • NUFS expense reports
  • Frances Searle Room Requests
  • NUFS staff training
  • Annual moving survey
  • Back-up Department add pay approver
  • Summer Session Budget

Luz Montoya
Financial Assistant

  • Adjunct lecturer letters
  • Visitor research appointments
  • NUFS transaction training
  • NUFS backup support for SoC Departments
  • Chartstring Maintenance
  • Space Survey
  • Frances Searle reservations