2015 Presentations

2015 NSPAA Program Agenda


Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Mr. Joe Ellis
The Office of Management & Budget will provide of the new requirements in grant administration, cost principles and single audit. Attendees should understand the impact on grantees and auditors.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Webinar)
Ms. Michelle G. Bull, Director
Mr. Samuel Ashe, Grant Policy Analyst
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, NIH
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Uniform Guidance on December 26, 2013, which streamlines the Federal government’s guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards. The Uniform Guidance combines eight previously separate sets of OMB guidance into one, thus eliminating overlapping, duplicative, and conflicting requirements on grantee institutions. This session provides an overview of the changes included in the final guidance.
Department of Energy
Ms. Ellen Colligan, Procurement Analyst
The Department of Energy will be speaking about the Uniform Financial Assistance Regulations (2 CFR Part 200) and the benefit of having Government-wide Uniform Guidance while highlighting some of the important features of the Uniform Guidance.
United States Department of Education
Mr. Phillip Juengst
Director of Financial Improvement Operations, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
The United State Department of Education will be discussing the implementation of the Uniform Guidance, including through ED-specific training and resources as well as training material produced by OMB.
National Science Foundation
Ms. Dorothy Battle
Acting Head Section, Grantee Cash Management Section
The National Science Foundation will speak on cash management system (ACM$) and the program income reporting.

Ms. Kris E. Rhodes
Director, Maximus, Higher Education Practice
Uniform Guidance – The Challenges and Realities for Universities
What’s changed, what are implications, how are we dealing with the change? We will talk in depth about the administrative and costing changes under 2 CFR 200. Additional topics addressed will include infrastructure, internal controls, procurement, sub-recipient monitoring, and audit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Sponsored Programs/Research Enterprise
Dr. G. Dale Wesson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Dr. Victor McCrary, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Morgan State University
Building Partnerships/Collaborations/Establishing a Consortia
Dr. Gary Harris, Vice President for Research & Economic Development, Howard University
Dr. Weldon Jackson, Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs, Bowie State University
Dr. Alton Thompson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Delaware State University

Dr. A. James Hicks, Program Director NSF, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
MSI-STEM Research and Development Consortium
Mr. Michael Hester, President & CEO, MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium
Mr. Malik Hopkins, Vice President & COO, MSI STEM R&D Consortium
Mr. Glenn E. Hames, Director, Membership Engagement

Morgan State University and MAXIMUS
Strengthening Your Grants/Contracts Management Systems
Ms. Kris E. Rhodes, Director, MAXIMUS, Higher Education Practice
Dr. Mildred Huff Ofosu, Asst. Vice President of Research Administration Morgan State University
Department of the Navy
Funding Opportunities with the Department of the Navy
Mr. Anthony Smith, C SR CIV ONRA, 03R Department of the Navy HBCU/MI Program

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Funding Opportunities: Grants and Contracts Part I
Ms. Amber Bullock, MPH, Executive Vice President, LEGACY Community and Youth Engagement
Dr. Irelene P. Ricks, American Association of State Colleges and Universities-GRC
Dr. Ali I. Mohamed, National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA

MAXIMUS: Uniform Guidance at the Institutional Level
Ms. Kris E. Rhodes, Director, MAXIMUS, Higher Education Practice

Mr. Ronald Blakely, Associate Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU)
Funding Opportunities: Grants and Contracts Part II
Mr. Edward Lee, Program Coordinator AFOSR Diversity Council Chair, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Ms. Tabisa Kalisa, NASA, Program Manager, Small Business Program
Ms. Joeletta Patrick, MUREP, Manager
Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, Chief Scientist, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy

Funding Opportunities: Grants and Contracts, Part III
Dr. Bernadette Hence, U.S. Department of Education

Friday, June 5, 2015
Audit/Compliance Issues: Ask the Experts
Ms. Fara Damelin, Director, Office of Investigations Legal Division, Office of the Inspector General, National Science Foundation
Mr. Kenneth L. Busch, Senior Investigative Scientist, National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General