About Us

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The Tax Department is a dedicated team of professionals committed to create and maintain a working relationship with the diverse university constituencies, educating and informing them as to the tax aspects of their current and future transactions. The Tax Department ensures University tax policies and procedures are followed. In meeting these objectives, the tax-exempt status and integrity of the University is protected.

Tax Department Staff

Function Email Address/Title

Charitable Contribution Issues

Political Campaigning and Lobbying Activities

General Tax Compliance

Rick Klee

Tax Director

Payments to International Faculty, Staff, Students & Visitors     

Gift, Prizes, and Awards Policy

General Tax Compliance

Becky Laskowski

Assistant Tax Director

University Form 990 & 990T Reporting

Unrelated Business Income

Federal Tax Exemption Information


Heidi Barker

Tax Analyst

Alumni Club Tax Return Information

State Sales Tax Exemptions

Property Tax Information

Education Tax Credits & Scholarship/Grant Taxability

Blake McDaniel

Tax Analyst