U Services Project Management Office

SIMPLIFY. STANDARDIZE. IMPROVE.

The Project Management Office is part of the University Services Finance & Systems Department. Our mission is to provide best practice and disciplined approaches to identify, prioritize, and successfully execute a portfolio of initiatives and projects that are aligned with the University Services strategic vision and mission. We're here to help!

Our Project Management Office operates under the following pillars to improve and maximize the organization's efficiency and effectiveness.

Project Pillars

Meet the Team:

Songul Reed

Is the current Director of the Project Management Office and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with 20 years of experience in managing small projects to large programs. Her career has provided numerous opportunities to use a wide variety of project and process management approaches and methodologies. She joined the University of Minnesota in March 2019. 

Diane Kleinman

Is a Project Manager/Business Analyst with over 28 years of experience at the University of Minnesota as a Technical Writer, Instructional Designer, Project Manager, and Business Analyst on a wide vareity of projects within various University Services business units.

Natalie Gomez

Is a Project Manager/Business Analyst with over five years working in Higher Education. She loves working with clients and users to identify solutions, complete projects, and improve business processes. She joined the University of Minnesota in September 2018.

Mary Mitchell

Is a Project Manager/Business Analyst with over 15 years experience in process re-engineering and business analysis from small to large projects. She joined the University of Minnesota in June 2019.

Sheila Dunham

Is a Project Manager/Business Analyst with over 25 years of experience in business process, business/system analysis and managing small to large projects. She joined the University of Minnesota in January 2020.

John Ellenbecker

Is a Project Manager/Business Analyst with over 4 years of experience in business/system analysis, process improvement, and managing projects. He joined the University of Minnesota in March 2020.