Business & Finance

Mr. LeRoy Summers, Jr., Vice President for Business & Finance - - 336.517.1543

Elizabeth Ashford, Executive Assistant - - 336.517.2116

The mission of the Division of Business and Finance is to maintain the fiscal stability, integrity and technological advancement of the College through sound fiscal and administrative policies, procedures, and best practices. The overall goal is to support the College in its efforts to prepare students to function effectively in the workplace and highly competitive technologically advanced global society. The Division of Business, Finance and Technology is composed of three units: Controller’s Office, Human Resources and Information Technology Services.

Directors of each unit are responsible for taking a proactive approach in managing their respective unit. This approach includes: providing leadership, direction, and guidance to support staff; creating and maintaining an open line of communication with all parties; and holding staff accountable for their job performances. This approach also includes using current reporting tools and other technologies to automate, streamline operations, and increase productivity.

The primary goal of the division is to manage and safeguard the College's assets and provide accurate and timely information to management and external entities to make informed decisions. Additionally, it is responsible for ensuring that all facets of business, finance and technology of the College meet federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations.

The division strives to improve the quality of life, services, and relations to students, faculty, and staff by continually providing and upgrading when necessary, services, training, and staff development opportunities.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

First floor of the John H. Race Administration Building

Accounts Payable

Patricia Hicks, Accounts Payable - - 336.517.2119

The mission of accounts payable is to process payments to vendors and employees in a timely and accurate manner, resolve vendor problems, and provide fiscal controls through College policies and procedures. Accounts Payable performs data entry of payment and financial transaction documents as well as administering travel reimbursements to faculty and staff. The department provides customer service regarding all facets of the payment process, assists with corrections, and works with the Controller by reviewing credit card transactions to insure compliance with policies and procedures.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bursar/Cashier Office

Adriane Denny, Bursar/Cashier- 336-517-2110

The mission of the Bursar’s/Cashier’s Office is to collect, record, and timely deposit of all monies received from students, faculty, staff, and external sources and constituents of the College. The office is also responsible for the distribution of students net loan proceeds and employees travel advance/reimbursement checks. The office works in conjunction with the Office of Student Accounts in billing and collecting student liabilities and accounts receivable. The office also works in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid in monitoring and managing the collection of outstanding student scholarships from various sponsors.

Please note: The cost of attendance schedule is subject to change without notice, at any time, upon action by the Board of Trustees of the Bennett College for Women. Information on such changes can be obtained from the Offices of Business, Finance and Technology, Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions and Bennett College web site.

Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Default Management

Betty Watson, Director for Default Management - - 336.517.2204

The mission of the Office of Default Management is to keep the College’s Student Loan Cohort Default Rate for the Direct/FFELP and Perkins Loan Programs within a range or below guidelines set by the federal government in order for the College to remain eligible for Title IV Funds. The goal of the office is to provide student loan borrowers with resources needed to address their financial issues to avoid default and enhance the fiscal stability of students as well as the College. The Office of Default Management also assists with the collection of student accounts receivable.

Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

First Floor of the David Dallas Jones Student Union

Payroll Services

Betty Cram, Payroll Coordinator - - 336.517.2112

The mission of Payroll Services is to generate accurate and timely payrolls of faculty, staff, and student employees in an efficient and cost effective manner in compliance with the College’s compensation, benefits, and reporting policies, and federal, and state laws. Payroll Services insures that all statutory deductions are accurate and verify that required procedures are followed in connection with these deductions. The area also maintains records and reports required by the College and federal and state governmental agencies pertaining to personnel paid through the payroll system. Payroll Services strives to be fair, honest, and professional in dealings with all constituents of the college.

2012 - 2013 Payrol Schedule

Students Bi-Weekly Monthly


Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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