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Welcome to the Multidisciplinary Financial & Administrative Unit

The Multidisciplinary Financial and Administrative Unit (MDU) provides service in the areas of financial, business, and student affairs. We support the teaching and research of the Department of Ethnic StudiesDepartment of Gender & Sexuality StudiesDepartment of Media and Cultural StudiesDepartment of Religious Studies, all Interdisciplinary Programs, California Center for Native Nations (CCNN), Center for Art & Thought, Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR), Center for Latino and Latin American Research, and The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies (YOK). Academic personnel include ladder rank faculty, lecturers, Visiting Professors, Researchers, Associate-Ins, Readers, and Teaching Assistants. The departments offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. While providing exceptional customer service to faculty, students, and the UCR community, we strive to maintain a high level of professionalism, expertise, and ethics, while adhering to University policies and procedures. 

Please feel free to contact the staff with any questions you may have!  

Our Main office is located in the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South (INTS), third floor, INTS 3111, Main Number (951) 827-1583, Fax (951) 827-2237.


Diane Monroe

Diane Monroe
Financial & Administrative Officer (FAO)
Office: INTS 3111C
Phone: 951-827-3741
E-mail: diane.monroe@ucr.edu

Diane's primary responsibilities include providing oversight and management of the daily operations of the Unit’s departments and programs, such as financial, grants, administrative, student affairs, academic support, facilities management, and other operational matters.  Manages business, accountability, stewardship, publicity, and develops strategies to achieve goals and objectives in meeting the mission of the University. Significant responsibility to organize work and achieve broadly stated goals.

Josie Ayala

Josie Ayala
Financial Analyst - Ethnic Studies Dept. and Gender & Sexuality Studies Dept.
Office: INTS 3111A
Phone: 951-827-1030
E-mail: josie.ayala@ucr.edu

Josie provides support in the areas of financial activity, contracts and grants, space, and other administrative matters. Serves as an advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources and is responsible for monthly budget reconciliation.  Makes recommendations and assist in facilitating strategic short- and long-range planning of financial resources.  Prepares complex budget reports and analyses and takes a lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Assists with the allocation and management of all financial commitments and ensure compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies.

Diana Marroquin

Diana Marroquin
Financial Analyst - Media & Cultural Studies Dept. and Religious Studies Dept.
Office: INTS 3111B
Phone: 951-827-6361
E-mail: diana.marroquin@ucr.edu

Diana provides support in the areas of financial activity, contracts and grants, space, and other administrative matters. Serves as an advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources and is responsible for monthly budget reconciliation.  Makes recommendations and assists in facilitating strategic short- and long-range planning of financial resources.  Prepares complex budget reports and analyses and takes a lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Assists with the allocation and management of all financial commitments and ensure compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies.

Diana was hired at UCR in 1999 as a limited employee with the Registrar's Office and the Sociology department.  In 2001 she was hired as a career employee with the Department of Religious Studies.  Diana has over 20 years of experience in the fields of undergraduate advising, graduate advising, event planning, purchasing, travel coordination, payroll, accounting, and the area of budget and finance.  In 2012 she joined the staff in the Multidisciplinary Financial and Administrative Unit where she oversees all financial matters for the departments of Religious Studies and Media and Cultural Studies.

Alica Kofford

Alica Kofford
Financial Analyst - Interdisciplinary Programs: Asian Studies, Global Studies, Labor Studies, Latin American Studies, Liberal Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Queer Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies
Centers: California Center for Native Nations (CCNN), Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR)
, Center for Latino and Latin American Research, and The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies (YOK).
Office: INTS 3108
Phone: 951-827-7973
E-mail: alica.kofford@ucr.edu

Alica provides support in the areas of financial activity, contracts and grants, space, and other administrative matters. Serves as an advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources and is responsible for monthly budget reconciliation.  Makes recommendations and assist in facilitating strategic short- and long-range planning of financial resources.  Prepares complex budget reports and analyses and takes a lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Assists with the allocation and management of all financial commitments and ensure compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies. Duties include payroll & personnel for all areas and transactional support for CCNN.

 

OPEN POSITION
Event/Amin. Assistant - Media & Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Global Studies, Labor Studies, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies
Office: INTS 3111
Phone: 951-827-6427

Plans and executes all events such as lectures, colloquia, conferences, luncheons, receptions, and meetings. Arranges room scheduling, set-up, media resources, catering, parking, and other event needs. Responsible for equipment inventory, space management, copier maintenance, and serve as key custodian and Safety Coordinator. Transact purchasing, travel vouchers, check requests, honorariums, reimbursements, deposits, and other payments. Audit transactions for required receipts, proper approval, appropriateness, funding source, and mathematical accuracy.  Research discrepancies and handle returns. Assist in office coverage, answering phones, distributing mail, and maintaining bulletin boards.

Geneva Amador

Geneva Amador
Event/Admin Assistant - Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, LGBIT, Liberal Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies
Office: INTS 3111
Phone: 951-827-1583
Email: geneva.amador@ucr.edu

Geneva plans and executes all events such as lectures, colloquia, conferences, luncheons, receptions, and meetings. Arranges room scheduling, set-up, media resources, catering, parking, and other event needs. Responsible for equipment inventory, space management, copier maintenance, and serve as key custodian and Safety Coordinator. Transact purchasing, travel vouchers, check requests, honorariums, reimbursements, deposits, and other payments. Audit transactions for required receipts, proper approval, appropriateness, funding source, and mathematical accuracy. Research discrepancies and handle returns. Assist in office coverage, answering phones, distributing mail, and maintaining bulletin boards.

Dawn Viebach

Dawn Viebach
Academic Personnel & Payroll Assistant
Office: INTS 3121
Phone: 951-827-6436
Email: dawn.viebach@ucr.edu

Dawn administers the recruitment and hiring process for ladder and non-senate faculty. Ensure compliance with the Academic Personnel Manual and the Memorandum of Understanding contracts. Provides support to departments for a variety of personnel actions, including document preparation for assessments, excellence reviews, merit/promotion reviews, and instructional workload course equivalency requests. Coordinates payroll and leaves with Harvest and UCPath. Dawn collects, analyzes, and updates payroll data on a regular basis, making adjustments as necessary.

Odie Jasso

Uriel "Odie" Jasso
Graduate Student Academic Advisor
Office: INTS 3108
Phone: 951-827-1584
E-mail: uriel.jasso2@ucr.edu

Odie prepares and coordinates a variety of Graduate Student Affairs operations. Provides support for academic advising, recruitment, and ASE payroll administration.  Consults to prospective graduate students regarding the admission process, degree requirements, transfer units, international transcript evaluation, and financial support. Administers academic progress, degree completion requirements, and exceptions. Prepares graduate and undergraduate course proposals and program changes via the Course Maintenance System (CRS).

Frank Figueroa

Frank C. Figueroa
Program Manger for LLASRC

Phone: 951-827-4504 
E-mail: frank.figueroa@ucr.edu

Dr. Frank C. Figueroa is the Program Manager for the Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center. Frank oversees the centers programs and is the main point of contact for anything related to the center. Frank has proudly served The University of California for over 7 years in various departments from the University Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office, Housing Services, Career Services, Botanical Gardens, and most recently the Business Operations Manager in the English & Writing Programs Departments at UCLA.

Frank holds an MPA (CBU 2016) and a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science (UCR 2014). Frank earned his Doctorate in Education (2021) his research interest include Latino Males in higher education as well as the LGBTQ+ Community within the Latino Community. 

Aside from his service to the University, Dr. Figueroa also serves as an elected official on the Board of Directors of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District. In 2015 he was the youngest member on the board and now serves as the Vice-President of the board. Dr. Figueroa is one of the only OUT elected officials in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

Frank is a prominent local leader in the Coachella Valley and looks forward to possibly drawing from his experiences and relationships to further the center's involvement across the Inland Empire.