Central Services Staff

The central services staff are responsible for supporting the college’s mission and vision through business and administrative functions. While the list of responsibilities is not all inclusive, this page highlights the functions that are most familiar or needed by our faculty and staff. Please contact a central services team member to assist you with your needs.

Primary contact for CECP, FCS and TLES Admissions and Student Services Functions: Tammie DeRyder
Primary contact for ELRT, HPHE and SPLS Admissions and Student Services Functions: Lynda Root
Primary contact for purchase requests, payments and payroll: Sarah Rasnake
Primary contact for grants and contracts: Julie Boylan

If you are not able to identify the individual to contact for your specific need or request, please reach out to coehd-dean@wmich.edu and a central services team member will be in touch.

Erica Martinez

Business Manager

  • Human Resource Functions
    • All faculty and staff hiring
    • Terminal
    • Continuing
    • Research staff
    • Position authorization forms
    • Staff transaction forms
    • Faculty transaction forms
    • Hiring freeze exceptions
    • Hiring packets
    • Graduate assistant appointments
    • Part-time instructor appointments
    • Temporary non-exempt appointments
    • Student appointments
  • Shared Services Model
    • Feedback
    • Implementation

Sandy Stephens

Budget Analyst

Julie Boylan

Grants and Research Awards Management

This position is responsible in supporting the research and grant enterprise of the college through specific grant management functions, processes and procedures.

  • Grants and Contracts
    • Planned effort forms
    • Summer salary worksheets
    • Backstop forms
    • Cost transfer requests
    • Cost share forms
    • Budget revision requests
    • Time and effort certification
    • ECRT Pre-review and approval
    • Principle investigator liaison
    • Grant funded appointments
    • Account reconciliation
    • Fund 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
    • Sub awards
    • Summer grant appointments
    • F&A distribution
  • Research and Awards
    • FRACCA
    • TATE Center Awards
    • ORI Internal Awards
    • Account reconciliation
    • IDC Accounts
    • FRTF

Sarah Rasnake

Budget, Accounting and Personnel Functions

This position is responsible in supporting the college's fiscal responsibilities through budgeting and account management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and personnel functions.

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
    • Payroll for HPHE, TLES, ELRT, SPLS
    • Kronos correction form
    • Generic vouchers
    • Travel vouchers
    • Course fee requests and renewals
    • Gift card form
    • Cash payment form
    • Independent contracts
    • Purchase requests
    • Procard purchases, allocation and receipt collection
    • Reimbursements
    • Event forms
    • Travel authorization liaison
    • Banner tuition workflow
    • Human resource workflow
  • Budget and Account Management
    • Fund 11, 21, 23, 24
  • Personnel
    • P-008 forms

Tammie DeRyder

Admissions, Academic and Student Services

Primary point of contact for CECP, TLES and FCS.

This position is responsible in supporting the academic mission of the college through admission processes, course scheduling, and student registrations and service.

  • Academic Services
    • Schedule builder for all courses, main campus and WMUx
    • Section change forms
    • Graduate faculty nomination form
    • Update advisors
  • Student Services

    Facilitation of the following completed forms:

    • Graduate Student Permanent Program
    • Doctoral Program of Study
    • Program of Study Course Change
    • Program Time Extension
    • Leave of Absence
    • Change of Program
    • Accelerated Graduate Degree
    • Program Course Approval
    • Permission to Elect Undergraduate (in a MA Degree)
    • HSIRB Forms
    • Elect WMUx Program Courses Form
    • Under-enrollment Form
    • Signature Pages (for Defenses)
    • Notification of Committee Appointment FOrm
    • Late Add Permission
    • Candidacy Forms
    • Defense Announcements
    • Student Registrations
  • Admissions
    • Manage graduate applications and admissions processes
    • Admission status
    • Application status
    • Student inquires

Lynda Root

Admissions, Academic and Student Services

Primary point of contact for ELRT, HPHE and SPLS.

This position is responsible in supporting the academic mission of the college through admission processes, course scheduling, and student registrations and service.

  • Academic Services
    • Schedule builder for all courses, main campus and WMUx
    • Section change forms
    • Graduate faculty nomination form
    • Update advisors
  • Student Services

    Facilitation of the following completed forms:

    • Graduate Student Permanent Program
    • Doctoral Program of Study
    • Program of Study Course Change
    • Program Time Extension
    • Leave of Absence
    • Change of Program
    • Accelerated Graduate Degree
    • Program Course Approval
    • Permission to Elect Undergraduate (in a MA Degree)
    • HSIRB Forms
    • Elect WMUx Program Courses Form
    • Under-enrollment Form
    • Signature Pages (for Defenses)
    • Notification of Committee Appointment FOrm
    • Late Add Permission
    • Candidacy Forms
    • Defense Announcements
    • Student Registrations
  • Admissions
    • Manage graduate applications and admissions processes
    • Admission status
    • Application status
    • Student inquires