Post Award Management

The Post Award Management Team is responsible for providing fiscal management of sponsored funds awarded to the University, including 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
  • Fiscal reporting to sponsors
  • Sub-recipient monitoring
  • Award close-out
  • Final reconciliation
  • Financial Reporting

Award Management Contacts:

Darlene “Darl” Booker, Director of Grants and Contracts Administration, 704-687-1873

Kathy Edwards, Sr. Lead of Sponsor Research Operations, 704-687-1858

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

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

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

Jocelyn Westphahl – Post Award Research Administrator, 704-687-1865

Compliance & Reporting Contacts:

Christelle McKinney: Assistant Director, Compliance and Reporting, 704-687-1886

Vacant, Sr. Reporting & Compliance Specialist, TBD

Erica Tadlock: Sr. Financial & Subrecipient Compiance Specialist, TBD