Post Award Management

The Post Award Management Team is responsible for providing fiscal management of sponsored funds awarded to the University, including the daily transactional support to faculty and college-based post-award staff. This group is also responsible for overall sponsored program financial reporting compliance. They manage the University’s sponsored programs' cash management through billing and fiscal reporting. They also interface with the University Controller’s office and assist the Controller with year-end closing. In addition to their primary responsibility for sponsored programs Federal draw-downs, this group is responsible for all Federal financial aid draw-downs.


Awards Management teams handle the following specific tasks:

  • Grant/fund set-up and Banner budget entry
  • Subcontract review and encumbrance
  • Expense documents review/approval (travel, direct pay, personnel actions, tuition)
  • Journal voucher processing for cost transfers
  • Release time processing
  • Budget revisions
  • Cost Share Reporting
  • Billing and Cash management duties
  • Fiscal reporting to sponsors
  • Sub-recipient monitoring
  • Award close-out
  • Final reconciliation


Award Management Contacts:

Valerie Crickard, Executive Director of Grants & Contract Administration, 704-687-1862

Darlene "Darl" Booker, Associate Director of Grants and Contracts Administration, 704-687-1873

Laura Moody, Assistant Director, Cost Analysis & Cash Management, 704-687-7878

Kathy Edwards, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-1858

Lynda Lockman - Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-1859

Christelle McKinney, Sr. Reporting and Subrecipient Compliance Specialist, 704-687-1886

Lauren Gunderman, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-8206

Shawnee Haney, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-5148

Krystal Hunter, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-1875

Vacant - Billing and Cash Management Lead, 704-687-1863

Madie Smith - Post Award Research Administrator, Research Administrator, 704-687-1865

Vacant - Sr. Invoicing Specialist, 704-687-1864

April Spruill, Cost Analyst, Cost Analysis & Cash Management, 704-687-8279