Finance and Business Affairs


The main goal of the Business Office at LaGuardia Community College is to provide excellent financial and administrative services to our students, faculty, and staff. We understand that managing finances can be a challenge, so our office is here to assist you every step of the way. We have several departments within the Business Office, including Accounting and Accounts Payable, Budget and Financial Planning, Purchasing, and Bursar all dedicated to serving your needs. Additionally, we can provide you with information about the College’s Parking Operations.

At the Business Office, we take care of budget development and overall financial management for the College. Our team ensures that there are strong financial policies and procedures in place at all levels, promoting accountability through consistent fiscal operations and controls. We keep track of the College’s financial records, perform financial analysis, generate internal and external financial reports, and coordinate financial audits. We also handle vendor relations and student tuition and fees. Rest assured that we adhere to all CUNY, State, and Federal rules and regulations regarding financial policies and procedures.

Whether you have questions about budgeting, financial policies, or administrative services, our Business Office is here to assist you. We strive to foster a culture of collaboration and provide the information and training materials you need to excel.

Together, we will work towards achieving financial stability, promoting responsible financial practices, and ensuring compliance with all relevant rules and regulations. Your success is our priority, and we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

Associate Business Manager
Carmen Luong
Room: E-413

Finance Controller
Nancy Palma 718.482.5541
Room: E-413

The Budget Office at LaGuardia Community College plays a crucial role in the development and management of the annual Tax Levy budget. We provide support to departments in preparing and modifying their budgets and submit revisions to the University Budget Office. Our team monitors personnel service transactions and ensures proper budgeting for non-personnel expenditures.

Additionally, we perform projections and analyses of department, division, and college-wide expenses to aid strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Our focus is on maintaining accurate budgets and generating comprehensive reports for integrated resource planning across all funds.


Director of Budget & Financial Planning
Anthony Garafola
Room: E413

At LaGuardia Community College, our Accounting Department and Accounts Payable Department work together to ensure effective financial management and disbursement of funds.

The Accounting Department oversees the finances of various entities and programs, such as the Alumni Association, College Association, Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation, Early Childhood Learning Center Programs, College Foundation, and Education Fund. Additionally, they provide accounting services for Adult and Continuing Education programs.

Meanwhile, the Accounts Payable Department is responsible for the disbursement of Tax Levy college funds to vendors, faculty, and staff. Their main focus is reviewing and processing payments for invoiced goods and services in a timely and accurate manner. They also handle reimbursements for travel expenses and other miscellaneous costs incurred by employees, adhering to guidelines and procedures set by CUNY and the New York City Comptroller’s Office.

Both departments are committed to processing all financial obligations efficiently, professionally, and with a courteous approach. If you have any inquiries regarding vendor payments or need assistance with travel and personal reimbursements, we are here to help.

Finance Controller
Nancy Palma
Room: E-413

Finance Manager
Nancy Benegas
Room: E-413

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The Purchasing Department at LaGuardia Community College is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective procurement services. Led by the Director of Procurement and Contracts, our customer-oriented office adheres to New York City and CUNY policies to secure high-quality goods and services at the best prices. Our goal is to support a quality education and work environment for students and staff. Contact our dedicated team for any procurement assistance you need. We look forward to serving you!

Deputy Director/Procurement and Contracts
Tawanikka Smith
Room: E405F

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As the Bursar’s Department, our primary responsibility is the collection and processing of tuition and fee payments. We strive to make the payment process convenient and accessible, offering various payment options to suit your needs. Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you with any inquiries or concerns regarding your student account and payment arrangements.

In addition to managing student accounts, we also provide guidance on financial aid disbursements and assist in resolving any billing discrepancies. Our goal is to promote financial literacy among students, empowering them to make informed decisions about their educational finances.

We understand the importance of affordability and work closely with students to explore available resources, scholarships, and payment plans. Our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the financial aspects of your education, ensuring that you can focus on your academic journey.

Bursar Director
Tony Abreu
Room: C-110

Carmen LuongAssociate Business Manager: 718-482-5511
Alvin DasratIT Assistant: 718-482-5778
Connie ChuiBusiness Office Assistant: 718-482-5305
Anthony GarafolaDirector of Budget & Financial Planning: 718-482-5538
Wen “Wendy” RenFinancial Specialist: 718-482-5268
Maria LaraFinancial Analyst: 718-482-5539
Cong “Kate” ZouFinancial Analyst: 718-482-5508
Nicole PowellBudget Office Assistant: 718-482-5121
Soo Yee WongFinancial Analyst: 718-482-5388
Nancy PalmaFinance Controller : 718-482-5541
Nancy BenegasFinance Manager: 718-730-7430
Claudia TapiaAdult & Continuing Education Programs: 718-482-5513
Maritza GutierrezFHL Auxiliary: 718-482-5515
Margis GonzalezFoundation: 718-482-5130
VacantCollege Association: 718-730-7729
Elena ArgudoTuition & Fees: 718-482-5516
Ann Marie KhanFinance Manager 718-482-5510
Judy LiuFinance Coordinator: 718-482-5540
Vivian MelendezCollege Accounting Assistant: 718-482-5526
Adriana RondonCollege Accounting Assistant: 718-482-5509
Bianca PerezCollege Assistant: 718-730-7467
Diya RijalCollege Assistant: 718-482-5121
Tawanikka SmithInterim Director of Procurement and Contracts: 718-482-5590
VacantPurchasing Agent – Level III: 718-482-5288
Precious HarewoodPurchasing Agent – Level II: 718-482-5191
Alan DrexlerPurchasing Agent – Level I: 718-482-5527
Migdalia PerezCUNY Office Assistant – Level IV: 718-482-5525