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Letter from Lisa Whedon 
Assistant Controller of University Financial Services


Welcome to UFS! We have terrific and dedicated staff whose first and most heartfelt desire is to see our students and campus community succeed. Our staff has over 280 years of experience serving higher education and many are Portland State University Alumni. We provide expertise in Accounting, Contracting, Procurement, Reporting, and Student Financial services.

We strive to serve all of our customers by focusing on the FADM values Stewardship, Accountability and Transparency, Respect, Excellence, Humility and Fun. We understand that ethics and integrity are critical in developing trust and respect and we hold true to them with courage and conviction. We hire staff and students who believe this and it is the essence of our values and the core of our department.

We support the academic mission of the institution by providing “Knock Your Socks Off” customer service, financial stewardship, and ensuring compliance with all institutional, state, and federal regulations.
UFS is comprised of the following departments:

  • Campus Accounting Services
  • Contracting and Procurement Services
  • Student Financial Services
  • Technology Support and Reporting Services

Thank you for visiting our website. As you explore these pages, I hope you will get a feel for the services offered by University Financial Service. But don’t stop at these pages. Come for a visit! We would love to show you around. If you visit, please feel free to stop by my office—my door is always open.

Take Care,


Lisa Whedon, MBA
Assistant Controller
Portland State University