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Appointments and Transitions Announced in Five Areas


JONESBORO – Employees in five areas within the Division of Finance and Administration have new or revised responsibilities as a result of streamlining the organizational structure to improve efficiency and responsiveness to campus clients.

Carol Barnhill, chief procurement officer for Procurement Services, Contract Administration and Strategic Sourcing, announced her staff.

Lisa Glasco has been named assistant director of Contract Administration and Strategic Sourcing.  Glasco brings essential technical expertise to the implementation of the contract administration software and a possible future eProcurement platform.  Prior to her new assignment, she was procurement coordinator in Procurement Services for 19 years and has a total of 22 years of service to A-State.  She will be implementing a contract management system for A-State as well as the ASU System Office.

Michael Smith has been named assistant director of Procurement Services.  Smith has four years of experience in procurement, coming from Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.  Smith will handle P-Cards, requisitions, training, purchase orders and regulatory reporting to the State.

Nanya French has been named procurement buyer.  French has been appointed to handle Enterprise rental cars, requisitions and purchase orders, and assist with P-cards.  Enterprise rentals were previously administered by Judy Dudley in Facilities Management.  The office has established an email address to assist with rental inquiries, rentalcars@AState.edu.

The Office of Procurement Services, Contract Administration, and Strategic Sourcing is located in the Facilities Management building on the Jonesboro campus.  The office staff can be contacted at (870) 972-2028 or procurement@AState.edu.

Myra Goodwin, controller, announced the transition of duties within the Controller's Office.

Administration of travel cards, previously handled by Nanya French in Procurement Services, is now the responsibility of the Office of Accounts Payable, Disbursing and Travel Services, of which Garry Patterson is director.  He is assisted in Travel Services by Ashley Thomas and Connie Zolen.

Inquiries concerning travel administration and cards during business hours should be directed to the Office of Accounts Payable, Disbursing, and Travel Services.  After-hours assistance with travel administration and cards is provided by Billy Hogue, assistant controller.  Requests may be directed to travelcards@AState.edu or (870) 974-1291.

Accounts Payable, Disbursing, and Travel Services also is located in the Facilities Management building.  Accounts Payable and Disbursing’s staff may be reached at (870) 972-2315, while the Travel Services staff may be contacted at (870) 972-3903.

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