Division of Finance

The Division of Finance oversees five departments that, collectively, ensure that the financial resources of Meharry Medical College are distributed, accounted for, and reported accurately. Led by Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer LaMel Bandy-Neal, the Division’s responsibilities extend to on-campus services such as housing, postal and printing needs. The following list outlines the various departments and their respective assignments:


Treasury Management

Cash Management

    • Financial assets and resources of the College
    • Financial information, systems and policies that meet regulatory and other external requirements
    • Operational needs of the College’s departments
    • Service needs of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow employees

Student Financial Services

    • Federal and campus-based student loan programs
    • Student Account Receivables


Office of the Controller

  • Financial accounting and reporting functions, including payroll, procurement, accounts payable, property management and grants/contracts
  • Compliance regarding College, state and federal requirements, guidelines and laws


Office of Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Development/ Management of the College’s annual operating and capital budget
  • Financial Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reporting


Financial Systems

  • Purchasing
  • Central Receiving
  • Banner Financial Systems


Auxiliary Services

  • Mail services
  • Print services
  • Campus housing
  • College bookstore
  • Vending services

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Treasury Management

The Department of Treasury Management is responsible for handling all financial transactions involving students, faculty, and staff, as well as the collection and billing of student-related charges and student campus-based loans at Meharry Medical College, including the direction and supervision of the following:

  • Cash Management
  • Student Financial Services


The mission of the Department of Treasury Management is to be proactive in our support of the mission and strategic goals of Meharry Medical College while optimizing the use of our available resources in providing the uninterrupted services essential to the successful financial operation of the college. We are committed to delivering efficient, cost-effective, and enhanced technology services to our diverse college community.

Cash Management

Cash Management, serves as the official, central depository office for collecting, receipting, disbursing, and processing of funds from students, as well as funds collected by various departments within the campus community. We are responsible for ensuring payments are safeguarded and accurately applied to each student or departmental account in a timely manner; all while adhering to a strong and personal commitment to prompt and courteous customer service.


We strive to provide financial information, systems, and policies that meet regulatory and other external requirements, as well as the operational needs of the College’s departments and the service needs of our students, alumni, faculty, and fellow employees, in support of the institution’s overall mission. Our goal is to assist members of the College in maximizing the effective utilization of the organization’s financial resources while minimizing the effort required to do so, in accordance with the institution’s duty to provide prudent stewardship support from the community, sponsors, family, and friends.

Student Financial Services

Meharry Medical College recognizes the importance of funding a professional level education, and the Department of Student Financial Services remains committed to helping students achieve their funding goals. The primary responsibility of this team is to manage all federal and campus-based student loan programs, and to receive and disburse student aid in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner while complying with regulatory requirements. The department also sponsors Financial Literacy workshops twice a year for new students and graduating seniors.


In addition to serving students, the department gives back to the local community each year by participating in the Angel tree program and adopting a nursing home during Christmas; they also provide school supplies to needy children. It’s just another way this team fulfills Meharry’s mission.

Contact Us

Meharry Medical College
Treasury Management
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Suite 511
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Phone: 615.327.6220
Fax: 615.327.6713

LaTonya Century, MBA

Executive Director, Treasury Management

Delitha Patterson

Cash Management Coordinator

Rhoda Summers, MS

Student Financial Manager

Rochelle Tisdale, BBA

Student Financial Manager

The Office of the Controller is responsible for the financial accounting and reporting functions of Meharry Medical College, including the direction and supervision of the following:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Financial Accounting
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Payroll
  • Fixed Assets Management
  • Student and Employee Travel
  • Corporate Credit Card Program


We establish, evaluate, recommend, and enforce policies and procedures to ensure internal control; orderly, timely, and accurate processing of transactions; closing of the general ledger; and the recording and preparation of financial reports for internal and external users. We also ensure compliance regarding College, State and Federal requirements, guidelines, and laws.

Contact Us

Office of the Controller / Accounting
Phone: (615) 327-6241
Fax: (615) 327-6357

Accounts Payable
Phone: (615) 327-6222
Fax: (615) 327-5905

Grants and Contracts
Phone: (615) 327-6553
Fax: (615) 327-6224

Phone: (615) 327-6242
Fax: (615) 327-6799

Mailing Address

Meharry Medical College Office of the Controller
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, Suite 501
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Meharry Medical College’s Department of Financial Planning and Analysis serves three key functions:

  • Development/Management of the College’s annual operating and capital budget
  • Financial Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reporting


The mission of the Financial Planning and Analysis Office is to provide decision-makers with accurate, timely, and comprehensive information to foster resource accountability and informed decision making in support of the College’s mission. We provide high-quality, team-oriented service by anticipating needs, educating personnel, and producing accurate and timely information.


The Department takes Meharry’s mission beyond its walls by supporting the United Way Campaign 100% each year.

Contact Information

Financial Planning & Analysis
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center,
5th floor, Suite 509
Nashville, Tennessee


Palace C. Reid

Senior Associate Vice President

Tracey Kibet

Budget Analyst, Sr.

Jared Orr

Director, Budget

Jacorey Billings

Budget Analyst

David Officer

Director, Financial Planning

The Office of Financial Systems and Auxiliary Service is comprised of five functional areas. These services include Purchasing and Central Receiving, Property Management, Auxiliary Services, and Banner Financial Systems.


Each area performs various services that are consistent with prudent business practices and are focused on providing great customer service.

Contact Information

Financial Systems
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr., Blvd., Room 603
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37208


Larry Holden

Associate Vice President

Elizabeth Noll

Director (Auxiliary Services)

Davita Brown

Accounting Clerk III (Purchasing)

Michael White

Receiving and Delivery Clerk

Mike Crawford

Receiving and Delivery Clerk

Michael Hamlett

Clerk, Senior (Property Management)

Auxiliary Services is committed to providing exceptional services and financially sound operations to the University Community. They are responsible for all aspects of operations within Mail Services, Print Services, Campus Housing, the College Bookstore, and Vending Services.

On Campus Housing Options

Charlene E. Hopkins-Goldthreate

Property Manager
(615) 327-5751


Elizabeth Swope Noll


Charlene Goldthreate

Manager, Housing

Barbara Jones

Lead Mail Clerk

Billy Carnal

Manager, Dex Imaging Copy Center


  • Director of Auxiliary Services Office is located in Mail Services, in the basement of the School of Dentistry.
  • Copy Center is located in the basement of the School of Dentistry.
  • Campus Housing is located on the first floor of Royal Towers, at 944 21st Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37208