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Business Services

Financial Planning, Management and Research Administration

Contact Information: 734.763.1267 | Room 2150 | taubmanfinance@umich.edu

The Financial Planning, Management and Research Administration team provides support, leadership and resources to encourage responsible stewardship of financial resources. Staff members work collaboratively with faculty and doctoral students to prepare  grant proposals and administer sponsored projects. The team also provides data pulls and analysis for internal and external reporting.

Financial and Research Administration staff serves the College as a collaborative partner to help students, faculty and staff with procurement, financial services, budgeting, grant pre and post award and related business support needs.

Earl Bell
Chief Financial Officer

Office: 2150  |  734-763-1370


Earl provides strategic and operational leadership for the administrative functions of Taubman College including business services, media center, facilities, and information technology. He previously served as the associate director of business operations for MHealthy Health and Wellbeing Services at U-M. Prior to MHealthy, Earl served in numerous capacities within U-M's central financial administration over his 22 year career including Financial Operations, the Treasurer’s Office, the Office of Financial Analysis and Student Life. Earl earned his bachelor of administration in finance and accounting and will complete his master of business administration in December 2019, both from Eastern Michigan University. He serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for the University of Michigan Credit Union and is also vice chair of the Central Administration of College and University Business Officers Member Relations & Communications Committee.



Camie Turner
Business and Finance Manager

Office: 2150  |  734-763-0658


As part of the Business Office team, Camie prepares financial reports and reviews expenditures to ensure budget conformance. She maintains internal control policies and procedures, monitoring follow through and ensuring the department remains compliant. Camie also assists with various business office functions, Concur, ad hoc reporting, supports finance manager, and provides back up to the College Research Administrator. Prior to joining Taubman College, Camie worked as a Senior Budget Analyst for UM Financial Operations and Office of the General Counsel. She received Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently working towards Masters of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.



Meenu Baxendale
Grants and Research Specialist

Office: 2150  |  734-647-9129


As part of the Business Office and Research and Creative Practice teams, Meenu provides project account and budgeting support to faculty and administrators at all stages of the grant process, from pre-award preparation and submission of research grant proposals to post-award grant administration and their financial management. She works collaboratively with both the associate dean for research and creative practice and the business manager and serves as the grants and financial liaison between the faculty and staff, other schools and departments, various sponsors, ORSP and sponsored programs. Meenu is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) and received her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Michigan University.



Jeremy Kayden
Temporary Financial Assistant

Office: 2150  |  734-763-9116