• Patricia Langer Patricia Langer
    Assistant VP for Finance

    Location: Room 302C, 77 Macalester
  • The Business Services Team has direct responsibility for Accounting (including audit and tax), Grants Administration, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Cash Management, Cashiering, Student Accounts, Risk Management, and Financial Systems. We also provide oversight to the following outsourced services: Highlander -The Shop at Macalester, Central Receiving, Document Services, Mailing Services, and Dining Services.


The Accounting Department records and analyzes all financial transactions of the college and presents financial information in various specified reporting formats and mediums.  The Accounting team is always available to help you with FOAPALs, Fund Balances, Journal Entries, Endowments, Grants, and any other financial inquiries or needs.

Budget and Institutional Services

The Budget and Institutional Services Department manages the College's Budget process, risk, insurance and oversees institutional service contracts and relationships including Loffler (Document Services), Bon Appetit (Dining Services) and Follett Higher Education (Highlander - The Shop at Macalester).

  • Doug RosenbergDoug Rosenberg
    Director of Budget and Institutional Services

    Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester

Financial Systems

The Financial Systems department designs and delivers Business Services Reports in Argos.  We provide training for these reports including in-person sessions, step-by-step videos and on-line reference materials.  We work directly with departments who want to take credit card payments utilizing Marketplace websites that can securely process on-line credit card payments or an Event Point of Sale device which can securely process in-person credit card payments.  We also coordinate the Business Services Website and ensure that all forms, policies and contacts are up to date.

  • Amy HolterAmy Dillon Holter
    Director of Business Services Technology

    Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
  • ShDeAnne Doty
    Manager, Payroll and Taxes

    Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
  • Aimee BaxterAimee Baxter
    Financial Systems Specialist

    Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester

Purchasing and Accounts Payable

The Purchasing and Accounts Payable Department is responsible for paying invoices and reimbursements, wire transfers, managing the College's Pcard program, and assisting with responsible campus purchasing practices including contract consultation, request for proposals (RFP) and sustainable purchasing.

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office works with students, families, and campus constituents.  One of our many tasks includes all billing of tuition, fees, and other charges to students, processing payment for those charges, and assisting students with their financial responsibilities to the College.  Administration of the Perkins and Institutional Loan programs is also housed in Student Accounts.  Campus constituents are served by processing their deposits and cash disbursements.