The Office of Sponsored Programs

Valera Francis, Director

2704 MHRA Building

Valera Francis has principal responsibility for all pre-award grant and contract management activities and non-fiscal post-award management at the University. As Director, she assists the Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development in the formulation of university policies and procedures involving research and has overall responsibility for routine daily research support operations, office administration, personnel actions and budgetary requirements within the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Valera also serves the following University entities:

Business Affairs

Continual Learning

Development Office

Graduate School

International Programs Center

Public Safety and Police

Office of Safety

Office of the Chancellor


University Libraries