Finance & Administration

The Finance & Administration team is led by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The office's primary responsibility is the University's financial management including reporting and monitoring of business functions. In addition, the Finance & Administration team provides support, financial reports and analysis to the campus community, the President's Cabinet, and the Board of Trustees. The departments that fall under Finance and Administration include the Budget Office, the Business OfficeBusiness Continuity & Emergency ManagementFacilities Management & Campus Public Safety,   Legal Affairs, Purchasing, and University Information Services (UIS). 

Mark Denney | Vice President of Finance & Administration | | 503-352-1621

Rita Barton | Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Finance & Administration and Strategic Projects | | 503-352-1511

Lisa Downing | Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer | | 503-352-2082

Brandon Gatke | University Information Systems, Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer | | 503-352-1510

Sarah Morse | Project Manager | | 503-352-2786

Susan Pedersen | Director of Budget Operations & Reporting | | 503-352-2017

Amy Rasmussen | Business Continuity & Emergency Manager | | 503-352-3011

Karen Rasmussen | Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration and Controller | | 503-352-2819

Cindy Schuppert | Director of Facilities Management & Campus Public Safety | 503-352-3191

Jennifer Yuegas | Dean of College of Business/University General Counsel | | 503-352-2236

University Insurance

Certificates of Insurance Request Forms & Verification of Coverage Letters

Practicum sites, contracts, agreements, and other partnerships may require a Certificate of Insurance. If a contract is involved, it must first be reviewed by the Office of Legal Affairs, who will determine if a certificate of insurance is needed. For a timely response from the University’s insurance agent and underwriter, we ask that you send contracts/agreements to the Office of Legal Affairs two weeks in advance of your request to

If you need an Insurance Certificate, a Verification of Coverage letter, or for all other questions on university insurance, please reach out to Diane Woodruff after the contract has been reviewed. 


Contact Us

Finance & Administration
Marsh Hall | 503-352-1511
Fax: 503-352-2250

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.