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Business Operations

Business Operations provides HR and office administration support for the Division of Research.
Business Operations:
  • Accounts Payable and Purchasing
  • Research Investment Funds
  • Internal Awards
  • Royalty Distributions and Payments
  • Budgeting, Accounting, & Reconciliations
  • Division Certifying Signature
  • Manage Annual Budgeting Process
  • Monthly reconciliation
  • Reallocations
  • Create and Close Cost Centers
  • Departmental Oversight and Support
  • Policies and Procedures Administration
  • Business Training and Development


Cris Milligan is the Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and joined the University of Houston in 2011. Milligan oversees the division's Business Operations unit, Research Core Facilities and the Research Information Center.

Pam Muscarello
Executive Director

Elyse Davis
Division Administrator

Theo Katahena
Department Business Administrator

Sharon Kuang
Accountant 4

Ken Jones
Accountant 3

Cheerice Davis
Accountant 1

William Contreras
Financial Coordinator 2

LeAnda Walker
HR/Payroll Coordinator

Ed Sierra
Executive Administrative Assistant