2018 Distinguished Service Award

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of NCURA Region V,  the Nominations Committee is proud to present Hollie Schreiber, as the Distinguished Service Award winner for 2018.

The Committee considers candidates who have made contributions such as the following:

  • Served as a regional officer
  • Served as chair of a regional committee
  • Made presentations and/or served on panels at regional meetings
  • Authored papers in a professional publication in the field of research administration
  • Mentored others within the region
  • Evidence of continuing and long-term contributions to research administration at the regional level
  • Served as a national officer or on a national committee

Hollie Schreiber, checks all the boxes and then some. She is currently the Director of Sponsored Programs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She has been with Oklahoma State University for over 13 years.

Hollie is the Director of Sponsored Programs for the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) at Oklahoma State University. She has been with the Division since May of 2008. Her primary duty as Director is the management and supervision of all pre- and post-award (non-financial) activities for the Division.

She is also responsible for reviewing, creating and implementing internal procedures, providing reports to Division Administration, management of DASNR’s FCOI policy, and working with Administration to advance the research mission of the Division. She works with faculty to provide grantsmanship resources and also provides training to faculty and departmental staff. She oversees five professional and two administrative staff.

Region V Evaluations: 2018

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2018 Elections: Results

The region membership has voted.

Your new leaders are below:

Chair Elect

Katie Plum, Angelo State University


Liz Kogan, The University of Texas at Austin

At Large Regional Executive Committee Member

Tribbie Grimm, Texas A&M University

Thank you to everyone who voted!  See you in San Marcos

Spring 2018 Storefront Open

We are excited to announce the sales of our Region V merchandise. This year, we have expanded our items to include shirts, tumblers, Polo’s and the Prior Year Collectible Spring Meeting Lapel Pins.

For those members that are headed to the San Marcos Meeting, we have you covered with new and returning gear to show your Region V pride at the conference. In addition we hope all members will wear their Region V shirts on the final day of the National Conference as well.

Visit our Storefront for more information

2018 Elections: Candidate Statements

Picking a slate of candidates for NCURA regional leadership is an important task, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Our region must elect  research administrators with strong leadership skills, service to our profession, personal reputation, availability and most importantly enthusiasm.

Candidate Statements

Chair Elect

Katie Plum, Angelo State University
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Adrienne Blalack, The University of Tulsa
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Beverly Endicott, University of Central Oklahoma
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Liz Kogan, The University of Texas at Austin
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1 At Large Regional Executive Committee Member

Tribbie Grimm, Texas A&M University
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Jennifer Husmo, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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2018 Elections: Call for Nominations

The NCURA 2018 Nominating Committee has opened the call for 2018.

Picking a slate of candidates for NCURA regional leadership is an important task, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Our Region must recruit potential nominees with strong leadership skills, service to our profession, personal reputation, availability and most importantly enthusiasm.

This year we will be selecting the following positions.

Secretary Elect
Executive Committee Member

All nominations must be submitted by Monday March 19, 2018 and self-nominations will be accepted.

Click below to nominate your candidate. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QVDDSMZ

All Regional officers an must be Region V members in good standing.


The Chair-Elect shall be the chief executive officer of the Region after the Chair and shall assist the Chair in such ways as the latter may direct in the conduct of Regional affairs. In the absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall perform the duties of the Chair. The Chair-Elect shall also serve as the Program Chair for the Annual Regional Meeting of the membership.

The term of office of the Chair-Elect shall be one year beginning at the conclusion of the A nnual Regional Meeting, which immediately follows his/her election. The Chair-Elect shall automatically succeed to the position of Chair.



The Secretary-Elect shall be charged with maintaining the non-financial written records of the Region. The Secretary-Elect shall assist the Secretary, as requested, in directing the non-financial activities of the Region and shall assume the duties as Secretary in his/her absence.

Executive Committee Member

The Region shall have a standing Regional Executive Committee composed of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect,Immediate Past Chair, and up to four at -large members: two At-Large members to be elected by the membership and who shall serve a two year term and up to two At-Large members who may be appointed by the Chair for a one year term to serve concurrently with the Chair.

One At-Large member shall be elected each year.

For more information about roles and duties, please visit the NCURA Region V Bylaws


2018 Travel Award Nominations

The Region V is Awards Committee is happy to announce he nomination information and form for the Quinten S Mathews Travel Award are available.

Quinten S. Mathews Regional Travel Award for the 2018 Spring Regional Meeting.

The Awards Committee will select up to two $1,000 awards to offset the travel expenses of attendees to the regional meeting in San Marcos May 6-9, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must be research administrators from the Region V geographical area (Oklahoma and Texas).
  • Nominees should be new to research administration and have been in his/her position less than three years from time of award.
  • Nominees must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference.
  • Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g., Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility.
  • Nominees are NOT required to be members of NCURA at the time of the nomination.

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominations should be made using the Regional Travel Nomination Form found at the Region V website. The Administrative Policy for the Region V Travel Awards should also be reviewed.
  • Nominees must provide a written statement on how the award will benefit the nominee and the home institution (At least one letter of support from the home institution MUST BE included).  The nominee and/or the institutional support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured approval from his or her supervisor to attend the meeting.
  • Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance.

The selection will be based on perceived need and benefits to the nominee and the home institution. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Information about the eligibility and nomination criteria can be found on the Region V NCURA website.

Please email the completed nomination form to Shelly Berry Hebb with the subject line “Region V Travel Award Nomination [your name]” no later than MARCH 7th 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thomas B. Spencer, PhD, MBA
Chairperson, NCURA Region V
Assistant Vice President: IR Operations & Compliance
Academic and Administrative Information Resources, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lecturer: Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

The forms are located on the Administration page.

Spring 2018 Meeting

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San Marcos, Texas

 Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Convention Center and Spa

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2018 Region V Spring Meeting Schedule

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Conference Dates May 6-9, 2018

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS: Wednesday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 (includes lunch)
Workshop #1 It’s Certainly Not the Lazy River: Lifecycle of a Sponsored Project, Departmental Administrator Edition, presented by

  • Hollie Schreiber, Director of Sponsored Programs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University
  • Lindsey Demeritt, Director of Sponsored Projects, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Workshop #2 Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’: Rollin’ on the Post-Award River, presented by

  • Tonya Pinkerton, Ph.D., Assistant Managing Director, Project Management, Texas Tech University
  • Jill Coronado, Assistant Financial Manager, Accounting Services, Texas Tech University
    · Yesenia Foster, Assistant Financial Manager, Accounting Services, Texas Tech University
    · Emily Everette, Program Manager, Office of Research Services, Texas Tech University
MORNING WORKSHOPS: Wednesday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Workshop #3 Preparing for your River Trip: The Fundamentals of Research Administration, presented by

  • Marianne Woods, Ph.D., J.D., Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Research Administration, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeffrey Kantor, Ph.D., Faculty, Master of Science Degree Program in Research Administration, Johns Hopkins University
Workshop #4 A River Runs Through It: Managing change from a middle management and staff perspective, presented by

  • Catharine Corder, Senior Program Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sara Bernier, Administrative Manager, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mark Featherston, Assistant Director, The University of Texas at Austin
Workshop #5 The Realities of Contract Negotiation: Navigating the Similarities and Differences in Negotiating Federal, State, and Private for-Profit Agreements, presented by

  • Travis Young, Assistant Director, Division of Research, Texas A&M University
  • Michelle Strickland, Senior Contract Negotiator II, Texas A&M University
Workshop #6 Navigating the Waves of Research Administration: How to Build a Strong Pre-Award Team that Does Not Sink Post Award, presented by

  • Cheryl Anderson, Director of Pre-Award Administration, Sponsored Programs Administration, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jamie Wilson, Supervisor, Sponsored Programs Administration (Research Proposals), UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Juliet Ray, Ed.D., Director, Research Service Center, College of Education and Human Development, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Program Committee

First Name Last Name Institution
Genevieve Alvarez University of the Incarnate Word
Adrienne Blalack The University of Tulsa
Miriam Colunga UTSA
Tribbie Grimm Texas A&M University
Ana Hagendorf University of the Incarnate Word
Elaine Pearson University of Houston – Downtown
Katie Plum Angelo State University
Melanie Register The University of Texas at San Antonio
Amanda Reitmayer Texas A&M University
Robyn Remotigue University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Laura Rosales Baylor College of Medicine
Sunny Thompson Texas Lutheran University
Melinda Valenzuela Texas Tech University

Please submit your proposal/presentation information here.

Check back soon for more information, or email the Chair Elect.

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.


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