College of Communication > About > College News > 2020 News Archive > Gina Christodoulou, Director of Operations, Prepares to Guide the College to BlueSky
By Shena Ramsay /
October 16, 2020 /
Posted in: Staff, Faculty /
As director of operations, Gina serves as the dean’s proxy for business matters and manages the college’s finance and business operations. “A large portion of my position is to develop, manage and control the budget in the college. Additionally, I perform analysis on various financial data, conduct expenditure projections, and recommend and implement systems that promote operational efficiency.” She also oversees many of the processes that keep the college running smoothly. “Faculty and staff reach out to me for assistance with financial and business transactions such as reimbursements, honorariums, payments, contracts and purchasing.”
With a planned rollout for January 2021, BlueSky promises to provide efficient HR and financial services functionality and an improved end-user experience. Gina is gearing up for the transition, having started preliminary BlueSky trainings in early fall. “A striking difference one will notice immediately is that the new interface is modern, user-friendly and intuitive.”
Faculty and staff training sessions for BlueSky will begin in November. Anticipate updates from Gina on session dates and any relevant news. Also, follow the progress of BlueSky implementation in Newsline and on DePaul’s BlueSky website.
Gina eventually fulfilled her wish to study finance. In 2018, she completed an MS in finance with distinction from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. When she’s not working, Gina is working out. “My major passion is running. I usually run 5 times a week and occasionally I participate in long-distance races. I also like to read, cook, spend time with my friends and family, and travel whenever I get the chance.”