National Council of University Research Administrators
NCURA, founded in 1959, is an organization of individuals with professional interests in the administration of sponsored programs (research, education and training), primarily at colleges and universities.
The formation of NCURA (1958–1960)
The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) was initiated in 1958 to aid in the evolution of the profession of Research Administration from that of a part-time job performed by persons with other primary duties into that of a full-time profession with specific requirements. NCURA has been the premier professional association for university research administrators since that time.
The Council is governed by the Board of Directors, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, seven regional elected representatives, four at-large members, and up to three presidential appointments.
- 1967 William Wheadon, Syracuse University
- 1968 Donald Murray, University of Pennsylvania
- 1969 Raymond Woodrow, Princeton University
- 1970 Sidney Roth, New York University
- 1971 George R. Holcomb, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 1972 David Bacon, Stanford University
- 1973 John F. Adams, Georgia State University
- 1974 Clark A. Mccartney, University of Southern California
- 1975 Perry B. Hendricks, Jr., Pacific Lutheran University
- 1976 Eric R. Rude, University of Wisconsin
- 1977 Harold B. Hunnicutt, Arizona State University
- 1978 Margery E. Hoppin, University of Iowa
- 1979 Truman F. Cook, Southern Methodist University
- 1980 Dennis W. Barnes, University of Virginia
- 1981 Frederick Sudermann, Wichita State University
- 1982 Anthony Merritt, University of Pennsylvania
- 1983 Mark Elder, University of Oklahoma
- 1984 Edward L. Maccordy, Washington University
- 1985 Earl J. Freise, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- 1986 Mary Ellen Sheridan, Binghamton University
- 1987 Allen J. Sinisgalli, Princeton University
- 1988 Julie T. Norris, University of Houston
- 1989 Jane A. Youngers, University of Rochester
- 1990 Frederick Bentley II, Stanford University
- 1991 Stephen Erickson, Harvard University
- 1992 Ardis M. Savory, University of South Carolina
- 1993 Henry O. Hooper, Northern Arizona University
- 1994 Steven H. Smartt, Vanderbilt University
- 1995 Richard P. Seligman, University of California, Los Angeles
- 1996 Kim Moreland, University of Kansas
- 1997 Steve Hansen, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
- 1998 Mary Husemoller, University of Nevada, Reno
- 1999 Cheryl Lee Howard, The Johns Hopkins University
- 2000 Nancy Wilkinson, Emory University
- 2001 Regina H. White, University of Vermont
- 2002 John Case, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2003 Robert J. Killoren, Jr., Pennsylvania State University
- 2004 Patrick W. Fitzgerald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2005 Jerry Fife, Vanderbilt University
- 2006 Laura Wade, University of Houston
- 2007 Pamela Whitlock, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- 2008 David Mayo, California Institute of Technology
- 2009 Denise Clark, University of Maryland, College Park
- 2010 Dave Richardson, Pennsylvania State University
- 2011 Judy Fredenberg, University of Montana
- The NCURA Annual Meeting is a meeting of the NCURA membership. The meeting is a three-day program of concurrent, sessions, discussion groups, and plenary sessions with an additional one to one and a half days of intensive workshops.
NCURA sponsors four on-campis workshops: Fundaments, Financial Research Administration, Departmental Research Administration, and Sponsored Projects Administration II—to travel to campuses across the country and world.
Regular membership is available for individuals engaged in administration of sponsored programs in a university or research institution. Associate membership is Available to other individuals whose work is related to the administration of such programs. Emeritus membership is available after their retirement to those who have been members for five years. There are also student affiliates.
NCURA’s members are organized into eight geographically based regions.
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