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Department Email Address

Department In-box Contact Email Address
Payroll help desk  [email protected]

Main Line: (972) 883-2611

Fax: (972) 883-6404

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Location: AD 2.224

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Payroll and Data Management, AD36
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Administration Building
Administration Building

Payroll and Data Management

Name Title Phone Email About
Adam Cantwell Director for Payroll & Data Administration (972) 883-6701 [email protected] Adam holds a B.B.A. in Finance, MBA and is a CPP. He joined UT Dallas from UNT System as an Assistant Director of Payroll and has 20 years of experience in Payroll, of which 3 years are in higher education. Adam provides leadership to payroll processing and data management department.
Alice Ahten Administrative Assistant I (972) 883-2611 [email protected] Alice is the Administrative Assistant to Adam B. Cantwell, Director of Payroll and Data Management.   She attended Northwestern State University and majored in Finance.  Her background includes but is not limited to the banking industry and government work.
Sheretha Measells Payroll Manager (972) 883-4102 [email protected] Sheretha manages 2 teams, Data Management and Payroll Processing.  The DM Team includes Jay, Asheley and Amber.  The Payroll Processing Team includes Kaci and Ambra.  She works with her teams to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the data entry for all payroll forms and the keying of payroll to provide the most important purpose of Payroll, the employees’ pay.  Sheretha graduated from Franklin University with a BS Degree in Business Admin.  Current process improvement projects that Sheretha is involved in include ePAR, PA7, and FAQ.  She is committed to UTD and the people that make it great.
Nancy Barganier University Tax Accountant (972) 883-4106 [email protected] Nancy is the University Tax Accountant, and is a graduate from UT Dallas with a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Accounting, and an M.B.A. in Business Administration.  She is a Certified Public Accountant with prior payroll, accounting and income tax experience in the nonprofit and private education industries.  She is responsible for coordinating federal, state and international tax compliance for UT Dallas, and serves as the primary tax resource for the University community.
Creshona George Accountant III (Payroll) (972) 883-2610 [email protected] Bio.
Ambra Gray Payroll Analyst I (972) 883-4866 [email protected] Ambra Gray has been with the University’s payroll department since 2011. Her prior work knowledge consists of Accounting. She was a Payroll & Data Processor before becoming a Payroll Analyst.  Her duties include but are not limited to processing Monthly & Semi-monthly payroll along with additional payroll exceptions, Direct Deposit updates, & W-4s.
Asheley Lankford Payroll Analyst I (972) 883-4141 [email protected] Asheley Lankford is a Payroll Analyst for the UTD Payroll department. She is a college graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Psychology. Her duties include: entering employee/faculty supplements and additional pays (one-time as well as monthly), processing Monthly and Semi-monthly payroll (including off-cycles), entering garnishments, and updating direct deposit and W4 information. She also provides customer service for the employees/faculty of UTD relating to the payroll department.
Jay Manikandan Data Analyst II (972) 883-2388 [email protected] Jayashree ‘Jay’ Manikandan started with UT Dallas as a Human Resource Representative in the Data Management team in 2005. She has extensive knowledge of the benefits reports, state HRIS reporting (both HR and Payroll), and handling the work authorization reports in HR. Jay’s daily duties now include processing of various payroll actions, Query reports, and ID Management issues. She has been involved in the ePAR project and various other improvement process projects after the transition from the Legacy systems to the PeopleSoft system. Jayashree holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce from India and a Master’s in HR from the United States.
Amber Gray Data Analyst I (972) 883-2211 [email protected] Amber Gray began working as a Payroll Processor at UTD in 2011, before becoming a Payroll Data Analyst. Daily duties include timely and accurate processing of New Hires, Pay/Data changes, Terminations, Query reports, CAR & UAAF Forms, as well as assisting with assigned projects. She has prior work experience in Accounting, which is also her major.
Jessica Bortz Time and Labor Analyst (972) 883-2674 [email protected] Jessie is the Time and Labor Business Analyst responsible for the Implementation of Time and Labor application in PeopleSoft HCM. She will create and conduct trainings as well as lead the on-going functional and technical support of the application. Before coming to UTD, she began working at the University of North Texas as a Student Assistant in the HR department while attending school. Receiving a full time position after graduation, she ended employment as the Payroll Senior Time and Labor Analyst for the UNT System. Jessie holds a B.A. in Behavior Analysis and a B.S. in Sociology with a Minor in Criminal Justice.
Amy Tiller Payroll Data Analyst (972) 883-2654 [email protected] Amy is a Payroll Data analyst responsible for reporting UT Dallas payroll and personnel data to the State Comptroller’s Office via the state HRIS system as well as analyzing and testing various types of data to ensure functionality within the PeopleSoft HCM system. Amy is a 2007 graduate of UT Dallas with a B.A. in Political Science. Before returning to UTD as an employee, Amy worked in payroll and data administration in the manufacturing and legal industries.