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Announcing a new financial planning manager for the College of Science

By Hannah Ashton

The College welcomes Napatr (Niddy) Lindsley as its new financial planning manager effective August 21 on a half-time basis, changing to full-time on January 1, 2024. Lindsley has over a decade of experience at Oregon State, working in programming, data analytics and project management, as well as student and administrative services.

“I am so pleased that Niddy Lindsley is joining the College of Science to provide leadership to our community in matters of finance and business operations, helping us ensure that we intentionally align resources to our top goals and thrive,” said Vrushali Bokil, interim dean. “This role is critical to our success, and we will certainly reap the benefits of Niddy’s experience and passion for our mission.”

The Financial Planning Manager (FPM) is responsible for administration and oversight of the College’s financial operations, capital planning and financial strategic planning to support the College's strategic plan to extend the reach and impact of science focusing on student success, retention and persistence, and research. The FPM oversees operational and programmatic budgets as well as complex financial transactions in all units of the College.

Lindsley brings to the position extensive data analytics skills and a strong commitment to fostering a safe, open, equitable and inclusive financial environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. For the last eight years, she has worked in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as both a scholarship administrator and as an analyst programmer.

After completing her first degree in applied mathematics in 1994 in Thailand, Lindsley worked for a Japanese firm as an assistant vice president for the general merchandise division. In 1998, she came to the U.S. to pursue additional degrees. After graduating from Oregon State with a degree in computer science in 2004, she joined the university as a lead web developer in 2005. She is nearing completion of a M.A. in Organizational Leadership at Western Oregon University, where she also served as a mentor to undergraduate students last academic year.

“As I embark on this new journey with remarkable individuals, I am eager to contribute my passion and expertise. Working together, we will evaluate our shared vision and amplify the success of our College,” she said. “With an open heart and a determined spirit, I am ready to give my best efforts in making a meaningful impact on our students, our communities and beyond.”

In her new role, Lindsley will prepare financial statements and collaborate with Financial Strategic Services (FSS) to conduct revenue and expenditure modeling, projecting and forecasting. As a member of the college leadership team, she will advise the Dean and other College leadership on the budgetary impacts of programmatic and other changes. Lindsley will utilize a data-informed approach that is responsive to the varied needs of the College and ultimately defined by effective strategies in communication.

Beyond her professional life, Lindsley cherishes her life in Corvallis with her loving husband and their wonderful daughter. As a family, they share their home with two adorable Havanese dogs and a goldfish. She enjoys exploring the culinary world, with a particular fondness for cooking dishes of her native Thailand and experimenting with various pasta dishes.

Mark Johnson began working as the College of Science’s first Interim Financial Planning Manager in January 2023. Mark has over 32 years of experience in higher education accounting. He retired in December 2022 from the Controller’s unit, and has been helping our college to manage and improve our fiscal health. Mark will continue in his half-time, interim position in the Fall term. As part of the college leadership team, Mark will play a pivotal role in helping with our transition to Dean Feingold and will help Niddy Lindsley transition into her new role.