ORGS Staff

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies supports the University faculty and staff in acquiring and administering external grants and contracts for research and sponsored programs. ORGS is responsible for the pre-award, post-award, and the compliance process of awards. Working collaboratively with several fiscal offices, ORGS seeks to ensure the stewardship of funds for externally funded grants and contracts activities.

Vice President of Research & Dean of Graduate Studies / Interim Provost

Dr. George Allen Rasmussen

Phone: (361) 593-3344 / (361) 593-2992
E-mail: george.rasmussen@tamuk.edu

Pre-Award & Development

Director, Development

Dr. Maria E. Martinez-Bain

Phone: (361) 593-2552
E-mail: maria.martinez2@tamuk.edu

  • Research Development
  • Industry Opportunities
  • Commercialization & Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Internal Funding Opportunities (URA & Summer Support)
  • Limited Submission

Director, Contracts & Grants

Diana Polendo Luna, MBA

Phone: (361) 593-3480
E-mail: diana.p.luna@tamuk.edu

  • Time & Effort
  • Proposals
  • Internal Forms: (Notice of Intent (NOI), Institutional Authorization, Cost Share, Late Submission, Appendix B)
  • Budgets
  • Proposal Related Questions

Proposal Administrator I

Delia Garcia

Phone: (361) 593-3344
E-mail: osr@tamuk.edu

  • Awards
  • Contracts
  • Agreements
  • Amendments
  • No Cost Extensions
  • Checks for external funding

Proposal Administrator I

Jeffrey Garza

Phone: (361) 593-4815
E-mail: jeffrey.garza@tamuk.edu

  • Proposals
  • Internal Forms: (Notice of Intent (NOI), Institutional Authorization, Cost Share, Late Submission, Appendix B)
  • Budgets

Proposal Administrator I

Lizette I. Gonzales

Phone: (361) 593-2455
E-mail: lizette.gonzales@tamuk.edu

  • Proposals
  • Internal Forms: (Notice of Intent (NOI), Institutional Authorization, Cost Share, Late Submission, Appendix B)
  • Budgets

Post Award

Director, Contracts & Grants

Cynthia Villarreal-Garcia

Phone: (361) 593-4915
E-mail: cynthia.villarreal@tamuk.edu

  • Time & Effort
  • Grant Account Fiscal Management, Reporting & Closeout
  • TCRF Fund and research related expenditures

Business Coordinator I

Christy Castañeda

Phone: (361) 593-4258
E-mail: christy.garcia@tamuk.edu

Reviews Financial Activities on Grants & Contracts for:

  • Student Access Accounts
  • College of Engineering Accounts

Business Coordinator II

Vickie Frels

Phone: (361) 593-3087
E-mail: kuvlf002@tamuk.edu

Reviews Financial Activities on Grants & Contracts for:

  • College of Engineering Accounts
  • College of Arts & Sciences Accounts

Accounting Assistant III

Francis Regalado

Phone: (361) 593-3219
E-mail: kufgo000@tamuk.edu

  • Internal Accounts
  • Privately Funded Contracts & Grants

Business Coordinator III

Stephanie Steen

Phone: (361) 593-3086
E-mail: stephanie.steen@tamuk.edu

  • Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Accounts

Research Compliance

Research Compliance Coordinator

Angela M. Bingham

Phone: (361) 593-4764
E-mail: angela.wyro@tamuk.edu

  • Oversee coordination of IBC, IACUC, and IRB, reporting for compliance committees
  • Checks requirements for Export Control
  • Financial Conflict of Interest [FCOI]
  • Responsible Conduct of Research [RCR]

Research Compliance Specialist

Patricia Foster

Phone: (361) 593-2677
E-mail: patricia.foster@tamuk.edu

  • Coordinates use of animals in research [IACUC]
  • Coordinates human subject participation in research [IRB]
  • Coordinates use of Recombinant DNA in Research [IBC]

Web Address

www.tamuk.edu/osr

Research Conference Room

College Hall Room 147

Physical Address

955 University Blvd., College Hall Room 150

Mailing Address

Office of Research & Graduate Studies
700 University Blvd., MSC 201
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202

This page was last updated on: February 12, 2018