Stephen M. Nigro, Controller

Stephen is responsible for maintaining the records and appropriate controls for income and expenditures of the College. This includes managing the recordkeeping for student accounts, payroll, investments and general accounting. Stephen manages the College's finances with other members of the College's administration.

Laurie M. Bouchard, Assistant Controller

Laurie works with Stephen Nigro on special projects and functions, and supervises the Controller's Office personnel with Stephen. Laurie is the College tax and compliance specialist. All questions on tax issues should be directed to her.

James J. Czelusniak , Receptionist/Junior Accountant

Jim is located at the front desk on the second floor of College Hall. Jim is the initial contact for the office, and will direct you to the appropriate department. Jim also assists in the payroll area, and distributes the Office mail.

Jim is a Notary Public available by appointment.

Ann MacDonald , Accounts Payable Clerk/Receptionist

Ann is located at the front desk of College Hall.  Ann assists with Accounts Payable input. Ann is also responsible for the accounting of Lecture Funds.

Accounts Receivable, Student Accounts

Penny A. Parsons, Supervisor of Accounts Receivable/Administrator of Student Loans

Penny is the administrator of the Federal Perkins Loan Program and the institutional loan funds at Amherst College. She is the supervisor for the accounts receivable section.

Megan Howes, Senior Bookeeper, Student Accounts

Megan handles student accounts receivable and is responsible for all student billing, along with refunds to parents and students.

Senior Bookeeper, and Receipts.

Handles general accounts receivables, serves as cashier, and works with student accounts. Disburses and monitors travel advances and petty cash for the College.


Mari Vlach, Payroll Systems Supervisor

Mari is responsible for the payroll systems for Amherst College and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Any questions about monthly payroll should be addressed to her.

Junior Accountant/Payroll

This role is responsible for all regular weekly payroll.

Rachel Robinson , Senior Bookkeeper, Student Payroll

Rachel is responsible for all aspects of the student payroll. Questions regarding time sheets, earnings, and stop payments should be addressed to her. W-4 questions should be addressed to Student Employment in the Office of Financial Aid.

Financial Accounting: Accounts Payable, Grants and General Accounting

Gail M. Mitchell, Financial Reporting & Systems Analyst

Gail is responsible for providing financial reports for the Finance Office and campus departments.  She works closely with IT and finance staff to ensure that financial systems support the needs of the college.

Joanne Thornton, Junior Accountant, Accounts Payable

Kiku Ichihara, Grant Analyst
Kiku is responsible for all Federal grants and external foundation or corporate grants received.

Investments and Gifts

Maureen Waskiewicz, Supervisor Endowment Accounting and Reporting

Maureen is the supervisor of the investment/gift area. She monitors and maintains all investment accounting for the College's endowment. Maureen will answer questions about restricted funds. Maureen supervises two employees who maintain and monitor gifts and investments.

Katherine LeBeau, Senior Accountant

Patricia Fydenkevez, Manager/Accountant for Gift and Pledge Processing

Pat is responsible for processing all gifts and pledges to the College. She supervises the Gift and Pledge Processing Assistant. Pat also works with and provides reports to Advancement Operations.

Linda J. Molongoski, Senior Accountant

Linda is responsible for the processing of investment activity and cash management. She is also the Folger contact person.