The Financial Operations Center for USNH has provided communications below that may help you determine whom to contact for your finance needs. USNH also maintains a Finance website on Sharepoint.

A temporary helpline to field questions about changes in the HR, Finance, SPA and Procurement processes is now available: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. –5 p.m. at (603) 862-4685. It will offer the following support functions: 

  • Help callers locate the resources, services and workflows for the most common HR, Finance, SPA and Procurement questions  
  • Provide callers with links to existing self-help knowledge base articles, job-aids, or tool kits from the offices listed below 
  • Escalate issues to administrators when necessary and connect customers to the appropriate subject matter experts to help them resolve issues 

Along with the helpline, the HR, Finance, SPA and Procurement teams have made available written documentation and support resources:

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer! My name is Sarah Connor and I am the Director of Finance for the Academic Unit Finance Team. Our team is responsible for providing financial support to the five colleges on the Durham campus as well as the Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space (EOS). Before taking on this role I was the BSC Director for COLSA and provided financial oversight and support to the provost for all of the units that reported into his office. Prior to UNH I’ve held finance positions in economic development and public health.  I look forward to working with all of you in the future.

Our Academic Unit Finance Team includes professionals with significant prior experience in UNH BSCs across campus which allows us to share our varied experiences and work toward well-informed process improvements. We have created teams to support each unit but we also maintain a general mailbox which is monitored on a regular basis While most of our team is remote we do hope to set up in-person meetings and zoom calls whenever possible.

College of Engineering and Physical Science |
Christine Dupere
Ana Knezevic

College of Health and Human Services
Christine Dupere
Jamie McPheters

College of Liberal Arts
Angela Prescott Bell
Jamie McPheters

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Christine Dupere
Ana Knezevic

Paul College of Business and Economics
Angela Prescott Bell
Jamie McPheters

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Christine Dupere
Ana Knezevic

All unit support and special projects
Evelina Izdebski
Donny Joy

Attached here is a visual resource to help you with the transition from the BSC structure to the new shared service model. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions along the way.


Thank you,

Sarah Littlefield Connor
Director of Finance – Academic Units

FAR Restructuring & Current Guidance

June 4, 2021

Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you all well and ready to enjoy another beautiful New England summer!

Below is a list of current contact information to help you navigate the transition from the BSC structure to the new UNH Financial Division, USNH Financial Operations Center (FOC), and Support Team for the Administration of Research (STAR).  I will send updates as more operations transition.

Please reach out to us ( with any questions. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work through the redistribution of duties and the departure of our colleagues taking the CERP. We look forward to working with you.

For transactions being processed by the FOC please email either  or

For all grant related questions please see the communication from SPA with links to their individual GCAs or you can email: STAR group at SPA

For all other finance questions please contact our group at: UNH Finance – academic units
Paul College

Thank you and enjoy the summer!

Sarah Littlefield Connor
Director of Finance
Phone: 603-862-4033 | Fax: 603-862-1096 |