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
  • Subrecipient monitoring
  • Award close-out
  • Final reconciliation

Roles and Responsibilities Matrix

Award Management Contacts:

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

Darlene Booker, Fiscal Reporting and Compliance, 704-687-1873

Debbie Black, Grant Billing Specialist, 704-687-1863

Laura Craig, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-7878

Kathy Edwards, Research Administrator, 704-687-1858

Jacob Falkiewicz, Research Administrator, 704-687-1859

Deborah Fraser, Billing and Cash Management Lead, 704-687-1886

Melvina Fredson-Cole, Research Administrator, 704-687-1864

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