Award Administration (Post-Award)

The ORGS staff for Post Award (PA) is responsible for the post-award administration of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with the university. Post Award is now a unit under the Office of Research & Graduate Studies Division. The Post Award office is located in College Hall Room 148. Please see below for a listing of each grant accountant and their corresponding colleges/departments.
Other responsibilities of post award administration include:

  • Budgetary and compliance issues
  • Serves as the office of record for all sponsored projects
  • Ensures proper and complete close-out processing of sponsored projects
  • Coordinates all audits related to sponsored projects
  • Prepares and submits financial reports, including cost sharing schedules
  • Approves requisitions, petty cash reimbursements, payroll, travel, and vouchers, creates forms on sponsored project accounts
  • Prepares invoices for reimbursements and tracks federal and state drawdowns
  • Approves all scholarship, fellowship, and stipend requests related to sponsored project accounts
  • Initiates new account set up for sponsored project accounts, F&A accounts, and residual accounts

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Director, Contracts & Grants for Post-Award

Cynthia Villarreal

Phone: (361) 593-4915

  • Oversees Grant Accountants
  • Reviews Financial Activities
  • Establishes New Accounts including Grants and Cost Share
  • Reviews payroll documents for all grant accounts
  • Monitors Research and Development Fund Accounts
  • Monitors Internal University Research Awards
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Business Coordinator I

Christy Garcia

Phone: (361) 593-4258

Reviews Financial Activities on Grants & Contracts for:

  • College of Engineering
  • Conner Museum
  • Distance Learning/Continuing Education
  • Athletics
  • Student Health & Wellness
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Business Coordinator II

Vickie Frels

Phone: (361) 593-3087

Reviews Financial Activities on Grants & Contracts for:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Center for Young Children
  • Special Programs
  • Center for Student Success

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Business Coordinator III

Stephanie Steen

Phone: (361) 593-3086

Reviews Financial Activities on Grants & Contracts for:

  • College of Agriculture & Human Sciences

This page was last updated on: October 27, 2017