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Finance & Support Operations

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Finance and Support Operations at Wilkes University encompasses

four departments that touch every aspect of the college experience through the students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the surrounding community.  Our overall goal is to develop a lean, customer-focused support operations team.  The four major administrative areas in the Finance and Support Operations division are the Controller's Office, Capital Projects and Planning, Campus Support Services, and Risk & Compliance.

Each entity is responsible for specific roles.

The Controller's Office maintains and disseminates accurate

financial information to allow for the efficient use of resources.  "Satisfy and minimize" rings true in the planning, management and accountatility of the University's financial demeanor along with student financial accounts and services.

Our Capital Projects and Planning division oversees

the long-term campus master plan, building renovations and new construction.  CPP is also responsible for our Preventative Maintenance Program, which is designed to "Satisfy and Minimize" by scheduling and coordinating predictable replacements to minimize interruptions in service and control costs in an effort to satisfy the campus needs.

Campus Support Services is committed to "serve and protect Wilkes University."

These folks are everywhere; they are our service center representatives, custodial staff, landscapers, shuttle drivers, contract services, food service and bookstore.  If you haven't encountered one of these smiling faces, you must be hibernating.  They are truly committed to serve; they even wear pins that read "It IS my job."

Public Safety is committed to "serve and protect Wilkes University."

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for all campus safety and security matters. Our dedicated staff of patrol officers traverse the campus and its perimeter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department of Public Safety at Wilkes University is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Risk & Compliance Management is committed to


strengthening accountability and regulatory compliance through the development and administration of policies, procedures and standards in support of a University-wide risk management process, which includes managing the insurance program, minimizing legal liabilities and supporting compliance with all federal and statutory regulations.

I invite you to explore each page of the Finance and Support Operations webpages.

These pages are your links to valuable resources where you will find answere to everyday questions.  I hope you will have a better understanding of the services and people available and dedicated to assisting you at Wilkes University.  If you need anything, please contact me at janet.kobylski@wilkes.edu.

  • Controller's Office (Janet Kobylski, Controller)
  • Capital Projects and Planning / Support Services (John Pesta, Executive Director) 
  • Public Safety (Chris Jagoe, Director, Public Safety)
  • Risk & Compliance (Justin Kraynack, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer)


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