Spring 2017 Meeting

Program and Participation Links

The program is now online via NCURA Guidebook App. Download the App and get the Official Program for your smartphone or tablet.

Review the program online here.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

You can book your rooms using the following link or by contacting the hotel directly.

Group Name: NCURA Region V 2017 Spring Meeting

Phone Number: 888-421-1442

Hyatt Regency Tulsa is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma’s vibrant business, entertainment, and cultural districts. Our hotel overlooks the scenic gardens of the Williams Center Complex and is only eight miles from Tulsa International Airport. Adjoined via skybridge to Williams Towers, our luxury, high-rise Tulsa hotel is adjacent to the famous Tulsa Performing Arts Center and just a few walking blocks from the Cox Convention Center, BOK Center and 51 restaurants and bars.

Local Events

Downtown area:

Center of the Universe?
Holy Family Cathedral
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame:
Tulsa Art Deco Museum
Tulsa Segway:
Woody Guthrie Center:
Food Truck Wednesday on Guthrie Green

Outside of the Downtown area:
(would require transportation to visit)

Cave House:
Oklahoma Aquarium:
Philbrook Museum of Art and Gardens:
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM)
Tulsa Drillers (Minor league baseball) will be home against NW Arkansas on
Saturday night (April 29th);
Sunday afternoon (1:05 PM, 30th);
Monday May 1st at 11 AM.
Tulsa Historical Society and Museum:
Tulsa Zoo:

Registration and Volunteering

Available: Registration by Check (Word or PDF)

Available: Register by Credit Card

Volunteer Now

It’s never too early to volunteer! Contact: Becky Castillo at bcastillo@mdanderson.org

Meeting Committee

Feel free to email anyone listed with questions about our meeting!

Program Committee:
Immediate Past Chair: Katherine Kissmann  Texas A&M University System
Chair-elect: Thomas B. Spencer  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Committee Member Melody Bell  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Committee Member Sean Rubino  Texas State University


Local Liaisons:
 Local Liaison Hollie Schreiber  Oklahoma State University
 Local Liaison Debbie Newton  University of Tulsa
 Local Liaison Matt Berry  University of Oklahoma
 Local Liaison Adrienne Blalack  University of Tulsa


Track Leaders:
 Pre-Award:  Lucien Finley  University of Texas at Dallas
 Post-Award Ollieta L. Nicholas  MD Anderson Cancer Center
 Contracts & Industry / Tech Dev Rebecca E. Leamon  University of Texas at Austin
Compliance/Regulation Amanda Boone  University of Texas at Dallas
Federal/Sponsors Melanie Register The University of Texas at San Antonio
Human Capital Tonya Pinkerton Texas Tech University
Workshops Sean Rubino Texas State University


Technical Team:
Guidebook Administrator R. Gabe Cavazos  University of Texas at Dallas
Graphic Artist: Angela D. Adair  University of Texas at Austin
Onsite A/V Support  Volunteer Opportunities Available


Meeting Sponsorship Liaison:
Melinda Valenzuela  Texas Tech University

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker this year, will be James Scott, Ph.D. from The University at Dallas. Dr. Scott will share his experiences with Research Administration in a changing environment.


To sponsor NCURA Region V, please visit our Sponsor Page.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Associate Sponsors