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Department Email Address

Department In-box Contact Email Address
Budget help desk budget@utdallas.edu

Main Line: (972) 883-2663

Fax: (972) 883-6221

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Location: AD 3.108

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Budget and Resource Planning, AD27
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Administration Building
Administration Building

Budget and Resource Planning

Name Phone Title About
Kim Laird 972-883-4784 Interim-Director of Budget and Resource Planning Kimberly (“Kim”) holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis), an MBA, and is a CPA with over 25 years financial management, data integration, analysis, and reporting experience.  She joined UT Dallas in 2013 from Texas A&M University-Commerce where she served as the Comptroller and Director of Accounting.
Dalia Sanders 972-883-2663 Administrative Assistant II Bio.
David Gaarder 972-883-6374 Assistant Budget Director Dave is the Assistant Director for Budget and Resource Planning. His primary responsibilities are the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget. Specifically, he handles additional funding transfers approved by the President, account reconciliation approvals, various operating budget reports, budget journal approver workflow, debt service projections, legislative fiscal note analysis, and development of the Legislative Appropriations Request. He was the Commitment Control team co-lead for the UT Dallas PeopleSoft implementation. Dave holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from Montana State University. Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2005, he worked in the Budget Office at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Barbara Manzi 972-883-6344 Manager of Budget Systems Barbara is the Manager of Budget Operations for Budget and Resource Planning.  Her primary responsibilities include the budget development process and the coordination the campus’s preparation of the annual budget.  She also manages UT Dallas’s position control system and prepares financial reports and projections.  Barbara is a graduate of the Ohio State University and holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Kent State.  She is a CPA.  Before joining UTD in 2012, she gained experience in higher education as an internal auditor, regional campus business manager, and an academic budget planner at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  She also served as the Deputy Director for Business and Administration for a public child welfare agency.
Rohan Nilekani 972-883-6386 Sr. Business Process Analyst Rohan is the Senior Business Process Analyst for Budget and Resource Planning. He first joined UT Dallas in 2011 as a Budget Analyst intern and was promoted to Senior Business Process Analyst in 2012. Some of his primary duties include documenting existing processes, identifying problems and new business requirements, and automating these processes through computerized systems, as well as serving as the liaison between both the technical and business functionalities. He is experienced in financial and capital markets with a strong accounting background, comprehensive strategic planning, and implementation skills. He has worked for a private equity group, secondary market intermediaries, and higher education. He is a 2011 UTD graduate with his Masters of Business Administration from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. He is also currently working on his CPA.
Kelly Linder 972-883-4810 Business Process Analyst Kelly is the Business Process Analyst for Budget and Resource Planning.  She joined UT Dallas in 2010 in Enrollment Management, and transferred to Budget in 2013. Some of her primary responsibilities are the customization of payroll encumbrances, evaluating existing and implementing improved processes to increase efficiency and accuracy, and the development of an electronic Personnel Action Form.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has worked in higher education for eight years, previously at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dannielle Wilborn 972-883-2664 Associate Financial Analyst Danielle is an Associate Financial Analyst for Budget and Resource Planning. Her job duties include assisting with the preparation of the yearly budget, monthly reconciliations, and generation of special reports. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Amberton University and has over 10 years of budget and finance experience.  Before joining UT Dallas in 2013, Danielle worked at one of the largest school districts in Texas for over 10 years.
Dena Davis 972-883-5371 Budget Analyst II/Team Lead Dena is a Budget Analyst II for Budget and Resource Planning. She first joined UT Dallas in 2006 as a Budget Analyst and was promoted to Budget Analyst II in 2007. Her primary responsibilities include entry of budgetary transactions including Personnel Action Forms and position control changes, payroll reallocations, and processing of budget journals and transfers. Her job is to ensure adequacy of funding, consistent with applicable statutes/laws, UTD operating procedures, and appropriate authority and approvals. She supervises the Budget Analyst Team as the Team Lead.
Wei "Jessie" Jin 972-883-6384 Budget Analyst II Jessie is a Budget Analyst for Budget and Resource Planning. She is a 2012 graduate of UT Dallas with a Masters of Science in Accounting and Information Management.  After graduating, she joined the UTD Accounting and Financial Reporting Office as a member of the Help Desk team. She also served as an intern for the Peoplesoft Academy at UTD before transferring to Budget.  Her primary responsibilities include entry of budgetary transactions including Personnel Action Forms and position control changes, payroll reallocations and processing of budget journals and transfers. Her job is to ensure adequacy of funding, consistent with applicable statutes/laws, UTD operating procedures, and appropriate authority and approvals.
Web Pierce 972-883-4819 Financial Analyst II Web Pierce is a San Antonio native and a Texas A&M graduate with a degree in Finance. Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2012, Web specialized in accounting and finance work for Engineering and Insurance companies.
Joshua Weatherly 972-883-6343 Budget Analyst II Joshua is a Budget Analyst for Budget and Resource Planning. He is a 2012 graduate of UT Dallas with a Bachelor of Science.  Upon graduating, he took a position in the Jindal School of Management’s Executive Education department, where he helped with various financial and administrative duties. In 2013 he transferred to the Budget office. His primary responsibilities include entry of budgetary transactions including Personnel Action Forms and position control changes, payroll reallocations and processing of budget journals and transfers. His job is to ensure adequacy of funding, consistent with applicable statutes/laws, UTD operating procedures, and appropriate authority and approvals.