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Financial Information Systems

The Financial Information Systems (FIS) department at The Pennsylvania State University strives to serve the needs of the financial users throughout the University and the employees of the Corporate Controller’s office. Our primary roles are to provide analysis and programming support for financial applications and to provide a local network and computers for the Corporate Controller staff located in James M. Elliott Building and Rider II Building. We also provide some training in various financial applications. The FIS team strives to provide exceptional customer support to all aspects of our services. We continually look for opportunities to streamline processes with automated procedures to assist with making the central operations of the University more efficient.


Interoffice Mail:
Financial Information Systems
111 James M Elliott Building

U.S. Mail:
Financial Information Systems
The Pennsylvania State University
120 S Burrowes Street Ste 111
State College PA 16801

Fax: (814) 863-6862

Contacts by Question

Questions about... Contact Phone
eDDS Kelly Miller 814-865-9565
IBIS Kelly Miller
Jan Barnoff
IBIS Access Kelly Miller
Jan Barnoff
Imaging John O'Donald 814-865-0094

IBIS Financial

IBIS Financial training is now conducted by ITS Training Services.

Upcoming courses and descriptions are listed online at

  • click on Register for training
  • select the plus beside ITS Training Services
  • select Administrative Computing and Search Now
  • register as you desire

You can also find courses by using the Search feature.

Financial Information Systems Staff

Name Email Phone
Jan Barnoff, Mgr 814-865-4036
Mary Breon 814-865-4037
Todd Cardamone 814-865-9762
Joseph Chastain 814-865-9699
Cathy Helsel 814-865-4039
Amy Johns 814-867-3627
Jeremy Kanouff 814-867-5641
David Keller 814-867-2916
Saritha Kuchipudi 814-865-1743
Kelly Miller 814-865-9565
Robert Miller 814-865-0170
Nick Mitrakos 814-865-4038
Randy Neidigh 814-867-2909
John O'Donald 814-865-0094
Lauren Rishe 814-867-6364
Krista Shaw 814-865-9682
Susan Shilling 814-865-0147
Chris Sorensen 814-865-3486
Steve Sudik 814-865-7368
Kim Thorp 814-865-0353

Financial Information Systems Organizational Chart (pdf).


We aspire to provide quality service, analysis, programming, network and IT support; identifying issues and offering innovative solutions to enable our customers to accomplish their goals.


Financial Information Systems shall be governed by the following values:

  • Accountability
    Accept personal responsibility for our actions, exemplify high ethical standards and always strive to improve our effectiveness.
  • Customer Service
    Promote open communication, ongoing collaboration, timely deliverables, respectful interactions, and the free exchange of ideas to assure the highest level of satisfaction.
  • Diversity
    Actively promote, advocate, respect, and value others and ourselves as unique individuals with a commitment to success and personal development.
  • Excellence/Quality
    Value and encourage innovation, creativity, and commitment in achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction while ensuring accuracy.
  • Integrity
    Foster an environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all employees while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility.
  • Stewardship/Sustainability
    Ensure effective, efficient use of University resources by implementing fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives.
  • Teamwork
    Support and encourage communication, cooperation, and understanding at all levels of employment to ensure a high level of competence and expertise.