Staff Bios

Linda Kroll 

Linda Kroll

Associate Vice President for Finance

Linda joined the University of Notre Dame in 1998. In her current role, she serves as Associate Vice President for Finance, overseeing the Office of Budget Planning, the Office of Procurement Services, and the financial operations of Notre Dame International. This includes oversight of the budget planning and strategic sourcing activities for the University’s $1.9 billion operating budget, including multi-year budget development and analysis, financial modeling and forecasting, and monitoring the University’s annual spending and vendor relationships. It also includes a partnership on financial oversight of Notre Dame International, which includes five global gateways, six international centers, and multiple study abroad student locations. In addition, she also works collaboratively with Finance Division leadership in talent management, training, and development of Finance employees.

Linda is active with the National Association of College and University Business Officers. She serves on the Planning, Budgeting and Analytics Forum Program Committee and has spoken at various programs and contributed to various publications, including serving on the Budgeting Publication Advisory Committee. She is also a Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor on faculty at Notre Dame, teaching in the Moreau First Year Experience Program and teaching in the Mendoza College of Business.

Linda obtained Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Accounting degrees both from Manchester University in North Manchester, IN, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, serving as Chair of the Board and ex-officio on all board committees. She is also a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Leadership and Management in Higher Education. Linda serves on several non-profit boards and is active in St. Michael and All Angels Parish in South Bend, where she serves as Treasurer. She is also active with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, serving on the Board of the Indiana/Michigan Region. Prior to joining the University, Linda worked in public accounting for Crowe Horwath in South Bend, IN.

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Missy joined the Office of Budget & Planning in 2012. In her current role, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the operational administration of the University's budget and position management and oversight of the training and campus support of the budgeting tools and processes.

Prior to joining the OB&P, Missy managed mergers and acquisitions and other firm-wide initiatives as the Associate Director for the Project Management Office of Crowe Horwath LLP. She also worked as Manager of Audit & Advisory Services at the University of Notre Dame. She spent several years serving banking, manufacturing, and not-for-profit clients as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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Craig Fitch

Assistant Director

Craig joined the Office of Budget & Planning in 2010. He has participated in various projects under the Financial Planning & Analysis team, including work on University transfer pricing, Aviation, Student Health Services, the Center for the Homeless, and Campus Security. Craig also serves on the planning committee for CACUBO's winter workshop.

Prior to joining the OB&P, Craig served the University as Director of IT Administrative Services for eight years in the Office of Information Technology and as Sr. Audit Consultant in Audit & Advisory Services for two years. Before joining the University, Craig worked for seven years in various accounting and financial management roles in the healthcare industry and two years in a manufacturing company serving as a Cost Accountant. 

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Casey Weston

Sr. Technical Analyst

Casey joined the team in May 2015 and worked alongside Mike Geglio as the Sr. Technical Analyst in the Office of Budget & Planning. His focus is on supporting and optimizing The University's budgeting tools, supporting business managers on their budgets, and looking for process improvements at every level.

After college, Casey initially worked for Skyline Corporation, building and supporting computers and developing software for their engineers. After a few years, Casey accepted a position at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), working on public-private Medicaid implementations for the state of Ohio and Florida. He supported their claims subsystem, which is Medicaid's largest and most complex subsystem. He also completed a high-profile project for the finance subsystem in Florida. Prior to joining the Finance Division, Casey worked with Employee Finance Solutions in OIT. While leading the support team, he implemented new automation (HR I-9 Notify and the Bulk Campus Address Upload tool), supported HR on open enrollment in 2017, implemented Sticky Headers for GLez, and streamlined the support process.

Andrea Post

Andrea Post

Sr. Financial Analyst

Andrea joined the Office of Budget & Planning in 2005. In her current role, she focuses on budgeting and financial analysis, and planning activities at the University. Her responsibilities include quarterly year-to-date analysis, financial aid, fall and spring budget campus support, and other financial analyses. She has also been a member of the Finance Division Communications & Events Committee, where she is a leader in developing and distributing the Finance Division Newsletter.

Before joining the OB&P, Andrea was a commercial banking credit underwriter for JP Morgan Chase. She developed analytical and credit analysis skills, established and maintained client relationships, and gained a deep understanding of commercial lending and capital raising activities.

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Cathlin Coughlan 

Financial Consultant

Cathlin joined the Office of Budget & Planning in February 2022 as a Financial Consultant and Office Manager. Her key responsibilities include position management, coordinating the University Rate Sheet process, updating and maintaining the department website, developing communications and training materials, and overseeing the office's administrative functions. She also serves as the primary budget planning partner for various units across campus and provides analytical support to the Budget Planning team.

Before joining the OB&P, she served the University as the Senior Budget & Operations Coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences in 2019. Prior to that, she worked in the Finance Division from 2014 to 2019 as an Accounting Assistant in the Controller's Office and received a master's degree from Purdue University.

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Greg Schaefer

Technical Analyst

Greg joined the Office of Budget & Planning in March 2022 as a Technical Analyst. Greg supports the design, implementation, and evolution of technology projects and processes for the Office of Budget and Planning. He provides secondary support to broader finance systems needs within the Controller and Procurement areas.

Before joining the OB&P, Greg worked in Research and Sponsored Programs Accounting for the last six years as a Senior Accountant and, more recently, as a Program Manager. Prior to that, he worked as a CPA with KPMG. While living in Brazil, Greg developed a sales system for a veterinarian practice. He earned his undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the Mendoza College of Business in 2006 and his master's degree in Professional Accountancy from Indiana University.     

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Mike Hastings

Sr. Director

Joining the Office of Budget & Planning in April of 2023, Mike is responsible for financial modeling and analysis in support of the university's annual and long-range budget plan.

Mike joined the University and the Finance Division in 2008. Mike has served in various roles, including Director of Treasury Services. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he worked with Piper Jaffray & Co. as a Financial Analyst and Investment Banker before returning to the university.



Olivia Griggs

Financial Analyst

Olivia joined the Office of Budget & Planning in January 2023 as a Financial Analyst and assists with various budget planning tasks, including developing the university-wide planning materials presented to senior leadership annually in the fall. In addition, she helps maintain the university's financial model, completes university-level budget to actual analysis, and related calculations such as the year-end incentive distribution to units.

Before this position, Olivia worked for 1st Source Bank as a Financial Analyst for over a year and for Healey Financial Group as a Financial Planning Associate. She received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Mary's College.