Loyola University Chicago

Office of the Provost

Academic Finance and Operations Team (AFOT)

About

The Academic Finance Operations Team (AFOT) is a group of business and operations experts from various schools and colleges across the Lakeshore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences campuses.  They serve as a bridge between academic affairs and the financial services operation of the institution and was established as a forum for information sharing, training and development regarding fiscal matters. The AFOT convenes under the leadership of Joanna Pappas, Vice Provost for Academic Business & Operations, and is directed by Adam Shorter III, Senior Director of Academic Business Operations, and Cathy Carlson, Director of Academic Business Operations Lakeshore Campus.

This AFOT is committed to advancing the strategic goals of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) by providing financial leadership and effective management of University resources that align with LUC policies and practice, while working closely with the Financial Services Division, the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Capital Planning, and the Division of Student Development. The purpose of the AFOT is as follows:

  • To serve as a sounding board to the Office of Provost on fiscal matters;
  • To support and assist academic leaders in budget development, reporting, and planning analysis, as well as manage the annual budgeting process for each School and College;
  • To assist in the development of sound academic fiscal policies and practices;
  • To be accountable for the financial integrity of academic departments and administrative offices;
  • To help support overall administrative goals of Academic Affairs.

Team Members

NameTitleOffice #Phone/E-Mail
Mike Budzynski Vice Dean - Administration, Stritch School of Medicine Health Sciences Campus
CC-327
708.216.4976
mbudzyn@luc.edu
Justyna Canning Associate Director - College of Arts and Sciences, Enrollment Management, & Student Success Lake Shore Campus
SC-241
773.508.9521
jcanning@luc.edu 
Dawn Carter Director - Administrative Operations, MNSON Health Sciences Campus
BVM-807
773.508.7019
dcarter@luc.edu 
Sam Celmer Contract Analyst Lake Shore Campus
CC-548
773.508.3103
 
Serdar Cizmeci
Business Manager - School of Education
Water Tower Campus LT-1108
312.915.6235 
Gosia Czelusniak
Business Manager - Institute of Pastoral Studies
Water Tower Campus LT-630
 
312.915.7450
Kara Doszkewycz
Business Manager- Provost's Office Lake Shore Campus
BH-207A
773.508.7505
kdoszke@luc.edu 
Samantha Dumm Administrative Director - Parkinson School Lake Shore Campus
BVM-415
Health Sciences Campus
CC-419
773.508.7379
708.327.9012
sdumm@luc.edu 
Ebru Karapinar Business Manager - School of Communication Water Tower Campus SOC-236  312-915-6563  ekarapinar@luc.edu 
Kevin Kennedy Business Manager - Libraries Lake Shore Campus
CL-100
773.508.2656
kkenne6@luc.edu 
Annie McCormack Senior Director - Finance & Business Operations, MNSON Lake Shore Campus
BVM-8th Floor
Health Sciences Campus
MNSON-4543
773.508.3683
708.216.2226
amccorm@luc.edu 
Paola Melotti Business and Finance Manager - Rome Campus   pmelotti@luc.edu
Joanna Pappas Vice Provost - Finance and Operations Lake Shore Campus
BH-206
Water Tower Campus
LT-506
773.508.7429
312.915.7516
jpappas@luc.edu
Eniko Racz Assistant Director - SES, Space, Capital Projects, and Preschool Lake Shore Campus
IES-309
773.508.2142
eracz@luc.edu
Ayanna Sanders Assistant Director - School of Law and Institute of Pastoral Studies Water Tower Campus
CLC-1226
312.915.7127
asanders6@luc.edu
Adam Shorter Assistant Provost - Finance and Operations, Provost Office Water Tower Campus
LT-504
312.915.7350
ashorte@luc.edu
Tom Vloedman Assistant Director - School of Social Work and Arrupe College Water Tower Campus
MH-516
312.915.7093
tvloedman@luc.edu
Ramiza Vulic Senior Director for Finance and Business Operations - Academic Strategy & Global Education Lake Shore Campus

773.508.7430
rvulic@luc.edu
Kristin Wojtulewicz Director - Business Operations, Stritch School of Medicine Health Sciences Campus
CC-326
708.327.2703
kwojtul@luc.edu
Laura Zbella Associate Director - Quinlan School of Business and School of Continuing and Professional Studies Water Tower Campus
SC-322
312.915.7353
lzbella@luc.edu

Contact Us

Water Tower Campus

820 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone – 312-915-7585
Fax – 312-915-7538
Email – afot@LUC.edu 

Lake Shore Campus

Loyola University Chicago
Burrowes Hall
6331 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone – 773-508-7480