Business Office | Shorter University

Business Office

Sheffield-Thompson building on the Rome camus

We are committed to providing the most professional, responsive and efficient customer service to the students of Shorter University. The Business Office is responsible for the collection, control and custodianship of all University funds, securities, and related records. Our goal is to safeguard University assets and follow departmental, University, State and Federal policies and procedures while providing prompt, courteous service to our customers.


Note: Effective March 10, 2016 Shorter University will no longer accept American Express as a form of payment. 

Effective April 1st, a convenience fee will be charged on payments made online with a credit or debit card.  At the time of payment, you will be prompted to accept the convenience fee.  Any payments made online with a checking account will not be assessed a convenience fee.  As always a check mailed to the business office or any payment made at the business office located in Sheffield-Thompson will not be assessed a convenience fee.


Shorter University has partnered with Educational Computer Systems Inc. (ECSI) again this year to provide you with your 1098-T Tax Form. For more information regarding your 1098-T Tax Form, please login to This will provide general information about your 1098-T form as well as allow you to log in to view your forms electronically.

To view your forms electronically, click on the “Click here to log in to your online account” link. You will need your school code which is VC, account number (SSN) and Pin/Password. If you do not know this information, click on the “Click here to retrieve your login credentials” link.

If you need additional assistance with online accessibility, please contact ECSI directly at (1-866-428-1098 or

Everyone will receive a paper copy in the mail after January 31st.


Business Office Location 
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165

Phone: 706-291-2121
Fax: 706-233-7322

Hours of Operation (Monday – Friday)

Phones: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET
Windows: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET


The CFO/Vice President of Finance is directly responsible to the President of the university. The responsibilities include leadership of the primary financial, budgetary and communication functions of the university with specific responsibilities for the development of policies and procedures in Accounting Services, Human Resources, Financial Aid, the Box Office, Auxillary Services, Post Office/Copy Room and Communications.

The duties of this position also include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and monitoring of the university budget
  • Coordination and guidance of the budget process
  • Coordination of monthly closing operation
  • Production of all management operating statements
  • Production of annual reports
  • Management of cash flow, investments and endowments
  • Operational decisions including capital purchases, leases, contract negotiations and insurance
  • Special assignments made by the President


Susan ZeirdSusan Zeird, CFO & Vice President of Finance

Please address all requests for reports and analyses to the CFO & Vice President of Finance at 706-233-7244 or


706-233-7982 – Bill Mewbourne – Student Accounts Coordinator
706-233-7984 – Fax

Student Accounting

Brenda LongBrenda Long
Student Accounts (Online Students)


Bill MewbourneBill Mewbourne
CAPP Student Accounts Coordinator – Riverdale and Cobb


Rebekah WoodRebekah Wood
Manager of Student Accounts

Financial Accounting

Robin CavinRobin Cavin
Executive Assistant to the CFO


Vickie GandyVickie Gandy
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Payroll Processing


Scott HowardScott Howard
General Accounting Manager


Photo Not AvailableSarah Lively
Staff Acccountant


Photo Not AvailableSmith, Morgan
Student Accounts (Traditional Students)


Photo Not AvailableCynthia Wood


Susan ZeirdSusan Zeird
CFO & Vice President of Finance

The Director of Accounting Services/Controller is responsible for maintaining all accounting procedures and processes, the coordination of the annual audit, student billing, cash reconciliation and the coordination and reconciliation of funds for Financial Aid.

For questions concerning the business office, Ms. Zeird can be reached at or 706-233-7244.


Vicky GloverVicki Lee
Switchboard and Athletics Liaison

The Switchboard, which is located in Sheffield-Thompson, Main Floor, processes all general incoming calls for the university. This is the central point of communication for information on theatre and athletic events, camps, and university announcements.

Checks up to $50.00 per week may be cashed at the Business Office. Return check fees are $25.00 per check.

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