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Meet the Staff

 

Contact information for all staff members is listed below. If you are unsure whom to contact, please call the switchboard at 402.826.8200 or Fax 402.826.8600                  

Julie Schmidt, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Treasurer
Julie SchmidtJulie joined Doane in August 2006. She comes to Doane from the Nebraska Heart Institute where she was CFO for 8 years.  She oversees all financial aspects of the college.    

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office            

Contact Information: 402.826.8200

 
Laura Sears, Director of Human Resources
Laura SearsLaura joined Doane in October 2006.  She comes to Doane from Union Bank and Trust Company where she was employed in human resources for 5 years. Her duties are to plan, organize and coordinate all aspects of human resources including employment, compensation, benefits, recruitment, and college-wide policies and procedures.                

Office Location:  Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.6773; laura.sears@doane.edu

 
Steve Thompson, Business Analyst
Steve ThompsonSteve joined Doane in 1997 after working for a public accounting firm in Lincoln. His duties include a full range of business activities which ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of the College, including project management, workflow analysis and improvement, trend analysis, and examining the information technology needs of finance and administration.                

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8670; steve.thompson@doane.edu

 
 Ned Tucker, Controller
 

               

NedNed joined Doane in 2010 with over twenty years experience in the financial management of not-for-profit organizations. He oversees the accounting functions of the college and internal and external financial reporting.

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information:  402.826.8601; ned.tucker@doane.edu

 
Carol Oetting, Executive Secretary for Financial Affairs
Carol joined Doane in October of 2013. She works with the vice president of finance, the controller, and the human resources coordinator along with handling everyday business office functions.                  

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8200; carol.oetting@doane.edu

 
Norma Huls, Payroll Assistant
Norma HulsNorma processes monthly payrolls for students, faculty, and staff, as well as prepares periodic reports of earnings and taxes. She also explains benefits to new employees and assists them in completing required paperwork.     

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8584; norma.huls@doane.edu

 
Donna Novak, Accounts Payable
Donna NovakDonna is responsible for paying credit card, purchase orders and other bills at Doane.
          Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office   

Contact Information: 402.826.8576; donna.novak@doane.edu

 
Connie Vanourny, Accounts Receivable/Office Assistant
Connie VanournyConnie works with student accounts, as well as summer conference billings and other college receivables, and also assists with accounts payable.     

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8579; connie.vanourny@doane.edu

 
Sandi Meinke, Perkins Loan Officer
Sandi MeinkeSandi collects and distributes Perkin loans for students.    

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8577; sandi.meinke@doane.edu

 
 Cindy Nitzel, Student Accounts Supervisor
Cindy Wockenfuss, Accounts Receivable AssistantCindy joined Doane in February 2009. She receives and processes students' payments along with distributing billing statements. Cindy communicates daily with parents and students regarding payment plans and account balances.                  

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8580; cindy.nitzel@doane.edu

  

 Raquel Schmidt, Student Accounts Representative

Raquel Schmidt, Student Accounts Representative
Raquel joined Doane in August of 2013. She came to Doane from Pinnacle Bank where she served as a Loan Processor/Bookkeeper for 20 years. Raquel receives and processes students' payments along with distributing billing statements. She communicates daily with parents and students regarding payment plans and account balances.

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.8578; raquel.schmidt@doane.edu

   
Sandy Koll, Accounting Assistant
Sandy Koll, Accounting AssistantSandy joined Doane in July 2007. She came to Doane after completing her Masters in Business Administration degree. She works with the Vice President of Finance & Administration and the Controller. Her tasks include the accounting of grants, endowment funds, federal funds, bank accounts, student organization accounts and inventory.          

Office location: Padour Walker, Business Office

Contact Information: 402.826.6766; sandy.koll@doane.edu