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

Roles and Responsibilities Matrix (PDF)

Award Management Contacts:

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

Darlene "Darl" Booker, Assistant Director, Cost Analysis & Cash Management, 704-687-1873

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

Jacob Falkiewicz, Sr. Research Administrator, 704-687-1859

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

Lauren Gunderman, Research Administrator, 704-687-1824

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

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

Tracee Jackson, Billing and Cash Management Lead, 704-687-1863

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

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

Zachary Tarlton, Sr. Research Administrator of Invoicing, 704-687-1864

Vacant, Associate Director of Grants and Contracts Administration, 704-687-1865