Contact Information

University Services PMO
300 Donhowe Building
319 15th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-6067

Planning. Organizing. Innovative solutions.

The Program Management Office is part of University Services Finance & Systems department. Our goal to ensure that project management is applied consistently and effectively across enterprise projects. We strive to leverage and improve best practices in project management thereby increasing productivity, reducing cycle time, and ensuring quality in applications; identifying opportunities to synergize enterprise initiatives.

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Meet the Team 

Chris Bucksa MS, PMP, CSM 

is a Senior Project Manager and Interim Project Management Office Director specializing in technology and business process improvement projects.  He has 20 years of  experience managing IT operations, leading change and delivering projects that range in size from departmental to enterprise . His career has provided opportunities to work with academic colleges and administrative units across the UMN System. These roles have provided numerous opportunities to use a wide variety of project management approaches, methodologies and tools.   

Diane Kleinman, M.Ed

is a Business Analyst in the University Services Finance & Strategy PMO. She has worked at the University of Minnesota for 27 years as a Technical Writer, Instructional Designer and Business Analyst on a wide variety of projects within University Services business units. She has a passion for learning new and better ways to communicate and manage work efforts and projects.  

Adam Fink

is a Business Application Manager primarily working with University Health & Safety (UHS) on technology and business process improvement projects.  In this role, he manages three different technology platforms and leads the roll-out efforts of technology enhancements / new initiatives. He has been at the University for 3.5 years and in this role for 1+ years.  He has a passion for learning, finding the best and right way to do things and for turning customer requirements into tangible deliverables.

Natalie Gomez

is a project coordinator with 5+ years in higher education, who thrives on helping customers bring clarity to problems and processes and partnering with departments to assist in moving project to completion. 

Projects CompletedDescriptions
Organics Launched an organics recycling program to further our commitment to sustainability. This project made available organic waste containers throughout the quad system.
Facilities Roles ApplicationClarified lines of authority and responsibilities regarding facilities access, communication, and coordination among all Twin Cities campus academic and administrative units.
Special EventsCreated self-help guide for users for special event permitting. Streamlined process for applying for special event permitting.