The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has created a centralized business office in the college to improve efficiency in providing business services. The business office centrally handles human resources, finance, research/creative activity administration, and other services for the college and its academic units. These include such items as payroll, PAFs, offer letters, accounts receivable and payable, purchasing, travel, external and internal grants, and more. Our goal is to provide our faculty, staff and students with better and more efficient business service and support.

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Our Team

Corey Cook

Corey is the Interim Director of Business and Finance in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. He is responsible for the operational and financial reporting systems that ensure effective and efficient business functions in the college, its departments, programs and initiatives. He will monitor college budgets, Foundation accounts, grants compliance, fund transfers and contracts.

Big Red Business Center Staff

Shelby Foged Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

Shelby is responsible for general human resources and payroll functions including payroll processing (bi-weekly and monthly), on-boarding and new hire paperwork, personnel actions forms (PAF’s), and visiting personnel forms. She will also assist with ESS Time entry for hourly employees and service access requests as needed.

  • Manage time entry
  • Process visiting personnel forms
  • Assist with PeopleAdmin
  • Create offer letters
  • Process PAFs
  • Onboarding/offboarding
  • Online reconciling