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Travis Songer
Business Manager
Travis manages the Business Services unit, which is dedicated to assisting the tenants in Higgins Hall with procurement, travel, payroll related matters and sponsored research. The Business Services unit serves as the primary liaison with Purchasing, Accounts Payable, the Office for Sponsored Programs, Human Resources, and the Human Resources Service Center.


Bradford Garman
Operations Assistant

Brad is responsible for the receiving and shipping duties for both the Biology and Physics Departments. As the Operations Assistant, Brad assists the Operations Manager in daily tasks within the Higgins facility, including safety and building security. Furthermore, Brad primarily manages the new chemical inventory system.


Donna Gillis
Fiscal Assistant

Donna is the primary customer service provider for the Business Office. She makes initial contact with vendors regarding pricing and availability of products for both the Biology and Physics Departments. Donna also processes expense reimbursements and travel reimbursements for faculty, staff and students.


John O'Grady
Operations Manager

As manager of the Operations office, John acts as the primary liaison between the facility departments and BC's Facilities Management, Planning and Construction, Space Management, Audio Visual, Purchasing, Environmental Health and Safety, BC Police Department and outside service providers. He also handles issues pertaining to safety and security, building security and systems, repairs and maintenance, and alterations and renovations.


Rosemary Panza
Grant Proposal and Award Administrator

Rosemary works directly with all faculty to identify potential external funding opportunities. She assists with proposal preparation including development of budgets and review of all applications for institutional compliance and sponsor regulations. Rosemary acts as a liaison between faculty and the Office for Sponsored Programs.