Message From The NSPAA Board


Message From The NSPAA Board


As President of National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance of HBCUS, Inc. (NSPAA), I welcome our members and am excited about what is in store for our organization.  As a national organization, we are committed to ensuring that our members stay abreast and engaged, as we support their sponsored programs and research efforts.  As I lead NSPAA, “my vision is to use the core values to synergize all our efforts to engender greater change for the HBCU community.”

NSPAA has relished the continual support of a dedicated and supportive Board of Directors from across our HBCUs. They understand the vision and mission of NSPAA and have contributed to its success.  Our founders, past Presidents and advisory members resolve that we will continue to provide services for our HBCUs Research Enterprises.  We want to assist our HBCUs to enhance capacity in areas of contracts, intellectual property/technology transfer, innovation, collaborations, etc.

NSPAA was established in December 1993 with the purpose of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration of sponsored programs at HBCUs.  Its primary focus is to promote the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, and practices related to the administration of sponsored programs and research; foster the establishment of sponsored programs and research offices.

Even though we have not been able to meet face-to-face, due to the pandemic, the virtual platform allowed us to meet our goals.  We are grateful for the advent of technology such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other Platforms that created an atmosphere to continue the work of NSPAA, despite COVID-19.

As a member of NSPAA, here are some advantages and benefits:

  • Quarterly Power Hour Technical Training Sessions
  • Research Administration Jobs Board
  • Network with NSPAA members from other HBCUs
  • Opportunities to Serve and Lead
  • Develop Strategic Partnerships and Consortia
  • Annual Technical Assistance Workshop
  • NSPAA HBCU Outreach Services

We are here to serve our HBCUs!

Stay Engaged!!!

Norma J. Frank, Ph.D.