Business, Finance & Research Administration

Sheps Center’s Business Office is committed to supporting the research mission of the Center.  The goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and research administration expertise.  The Business Office team has responsibility for research administration; human resources that includes counseling, job creation, recruitment, retention, end of employment, and payroll; facilities; and building security.

The Business Office in partnership with the VCR’s Research Administration Service Center provides support to researchers with contract and grant applications and financial management.  Within this partnership is a team of 9 individuals that give guidance and instruction with research administration activities: pre- and post-award; generating data for completing agency forms and reports; proposal packaging and submission; and establishing and managing financial awards. The office works in close collaboration with the university’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) with regard to all facets of pre-award and post-award administration and is a liaison between a number of university departments and other campus offices for the research administration, financial management and human resources processes.

Contract and grant administrators are assigned to specific Center investigators, and do not rotate.  In this way, there is clear and consistent delegation of responsibilities, which allows investigators and research staff to focus on research rather than on administrative concerns.

For inquiries, please email:

Research Administration / Finance

Nancy Jenkins, Deputy Director 919-966-7103

Human Resources

Nancy Jenkins, Deputy Director, 919-966-7103

Becky Stone, Human Resource Specialist, 919-843-2510

Cathy Lyons, 919-966-6155