Patricia Langer

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, Financial Systems, Payroll and Card Services. 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.

Dave Berglund
Melissa Ketter
Deanna Hiew
  • Deanna Hiew
  • Senior Accountant
  • 651-696-6571
  • Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
Tracy Arndt

Business Systems Technology

The Business Systems Technology designs and delivers system solutions for the Business Services team and campus partners who have business needs. We provide Card Services for the campus community.  We create the Business Services Reports in Argos, that deliver financial information to departments.  We provide training for these reports including in-person sessions, step-by-step videos and online reference materials.  We work directly with departments who want to take credit card payments utilizing Marketplace websites that can securely process online 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 Holter
  • Amy Dillon Holter
  • Director of Business Services Technology
  • 651-696-6577
  • Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
Aimee Baxter
  • Aimee Baxter
  • Financial Systems Specialist
  • 651-696-6696
  • Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
  • Open
  • Manager, Card Services
  • 651-696-6104
  • Location: Campus Center, 237


Amy Holter
  • DeAnne Doty
  • Manager, Payroll and Tax
  • 651-696-6436
  • Location: 3rd floor, 77 Macalester
Aimee Baxter
  • Alicia Walk
  • Payroll Specialist
  • 651-696-6546
  • 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.

Matt Rumpza
Grace Wood
Michelle Bitney

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.

  • Mary Johnson
  • Director of Student Accounts / Bursar
  • 651-696-6560
  • Location: 1st floor, 77 Macalester
  • Deborah Schmidt
  • Senior Student Accounts Specialist
  • 651-696-6511
  • Location: 1st floor, 77 Macalester