Meet the Staff

Rachel Trant, Assistant Vice President-Finance & Business Services

B.S.B.A-Finance: Northeastern University, A.S.-Accounting: Northeastern University, Institute of educational Leadership: Fellow-Educational Policy & Leadership Program

Phone Number: 508-626-4523
email: rtrant@framingham.edu

Hometown: Webster, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

  • "I'm a music lover, I like it all from Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa to classic rock like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith!"
  • "I love a good adventure and getting to know new places."
  • "Put me next to the water and no matter what: life is good!"

Maria Corona, Director - Budget and Treasury Services

MBA - Global Management, Babson College, B.S. - Finance, Bentley University

Phone Number: 508-626-4908
email: mcorona@framingham.edu

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manage the university’s Budget Process
  • Accounts Payable
  • Debt and Treasury Services including the oversight of long-term debt
  • Capital assets and construction in progress
  • Post-award grant financial reporting.

John Budron, Director: Procurement and Contracts

M.A.: Bridgewater State University, B.S. in Management: University of Massachusetts, Boston, Certificate in Management Development:Harvard University

Phone Number: 508-626-4560
email: jbudron@framingham.edu

Hometown: Milton, Massachusetts

Areas of Responsibility:

• Oversees Procurement Function
• Approves Requisitions
• Manages Contracts
• Manages Insurance Policies
• Provides Banner Approver Training

Josette Farnham, Staff Assistant: Financial Services

MBA: Fitchburg State University.

Phone Number: 508-626-4519
email: jfarnham1@framingham.edu

Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I love to travel and get exposed to different cultures. Before I started working in the Accounting field, I was a flight attendant and visited over 27 countries! Besides traveling, my favorite activity is Latin dancing specifically Salsa." 

Areas of Responsibility:

• Oversees the University’s General Accounting and Revenue Collection area
• Administers the relationships with the University Banks, Credit Card Merchants, Touchnet (the payment gateway company), Tuition Management System (the student payment plan company), Blackboard (the student merchant services provider), etc.
• Administers University Petty Cash Policy

Sherrie Buckley, Staff Assistant: Financial Services

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Phone Number: 508-626-4531
email: sprairie@framingham.edu

Hometown: Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me: 

"I am a huge traveler and have traveled to many parts of the word, I was also an entrepreneur with a small part-time travel business."

Areas of Responsibility:

• Student Financial Aid Accounting
• Federal Student Aid GAPS Accounting
• Federal Perkins UAS Accounting
• State Payroll, Interest, Fringe & Tax Treasury Accounting
• State/Trust CR Revenue requirements
• FISAP Reporting
• State AR Reporting

Tammy Till, Manager – Financial Controls

B.S. Accounting: Nichols College, A.S. Business Administration: Southern Vermont College, Certified Internal Auditor-(CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner-(CFE), Certified in Risk Management Assurance, (CRMA)

Phone Number: 508-626-4975
email: ttill@framingham.edu

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversight of Framingham State University’s business operations and activities including the development and review of internal control documentation and the testing of the effectiveness of various fiscal controls in order to assess the University’s compliance with various fiscal regulations and requirements. 

Also, a resource to departments and to the Internal Compliance, Audit & Risk (CAR) Committee and the Board of Trustees CAR Committee. 

Randall Roy, Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

B.S. University of Maine

Phone Number: 508-626-4758
email: rroy2@framingham.edu

Home town: Worcester MA

Something you may not know about me:

I have been a musician for many years. I have worked with many bands and created a CD.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversee accounting Functions
  • Coordinates audits
  • Oversee the reconciliation process and analytics

Laurence Gauthier, Accountant I

B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Fitchburg State University

Phone Number: 508-626-4518
email: lgauthier@framingham.edu

Home Town: Stoughton, MA

Something You May Not Know About Me: "I am a Proud Father of three and I love putting together Lego sets with them. When I can I also enjoy backpacking and camping in New England."

Areas of Responsibility:

• Revenue Receipt and Deposits
• All University Returned Payments
• Petty Cash Requests Replenishment
• Banner Payment Sessions Review & Finalization

Shawn Aldrich, Accountant I

B.S. in Finance from Framingham State University

Phone Number: 508-626-4026
email: saldrich1@framingham.edu

Hometown: Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Something You May Not Know About Me:

“I’m a USAF veteran and FSU alumni. I enjoy spending time with my kids and family, and also playing golf and basketball in my free time.”

Kristie Hurley, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University, University of Phoenix

Phone Number: 508-626-4579
email: khurley3@framingham.edu

Hometown: Waltham, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"Prior to coming to FSU I studied Cosmetology and Criminology, I love spending time with my niece, nephew, friends, and family and serve as a caregiver for my parents. When I have the time, I love to travel, preferably to Tennessee." 

Kristie Hurley also serves as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

Margarita Philbrick, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

Degree in Touristic Administration, Collegio Veracruz, Guadalajara, Mexico

Phone Number: 508-626-4532
email: mfonsecaphilbrick@framingham.edu

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico and Ashland, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I love spending time with my two daughters and my granddaughter. I like to listen to various kinds of music, such as Mariachi, country, and the oldies. In my spare time I also enjoy swimming, water skiing, reading, traveling, and going camping."

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

Lucy Prespolis, Buyer II

A.S.:Aquinas College of Newton

Phone Number: 508-626-4533
email: lprespolis@framingham.edu

Hometown: Watertown, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I'm a huge Lionel Richie fan, and have been since the age of 10. One of my dreams was to meet him and that dream came true 3 years ago, it was a great moment!"

Areas of Responsibility:

• Processes Purchase Orders
• Special Projects/Assignments
• Assists with Change Orders
• Provides Banner Requisitioner Training

Heather Welsh, Clerk IV

B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Framingham State University

Phone Number: 508-626-4522
email: hwelsh@framingham.edu

Hometown: Grafton, MA

Something You Might Not Know About Me:

"I really enjoy creating art and built the ceramic pig candy bowl that is in our office."

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Review of travel and employee reimbursement requests
  • Establish new vendor codes
  • Maintain supplier diversity records
  • Distributes POs to vendors & general vendor contact

Marina Pereira

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-5845
email: mpereira8@student.framingham.edu

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I was born in Brazil and am fluent in Portuguese and English"

Mandip Singh

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-4134
email: msingh3@student.framingham.edu

Something you may not know about me:

"I am a Sophomore Accounting major."

William Soldi

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-5845
email: wsoldi@student.framingham.edu

Something you may not know about me:

"I've traveled to Europe a lot!"