Message from the Chair

   Welcome to Region II on the web!

Welcome to Region II!  The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes to assist individuals with professional interests in the administration of sponsored programs (research, education, and training) primarily at colleges and universities, and our own Region II consists of research administrators in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC., and West Virginia.

In addition to the resources provided by our National organization, Region II offers learning and networking opportunities specific to its members throughout the year, including:

  • Our Professional Development Committee, which teaches workshops at various institutions throughout the Region on myriad topics including contract negotiation, Uniform Guidance, and the popular Hot Topics in Research Administration;
  • The Cheryl-Lee Howard Mentor Me Program, which matches relative newcomers to the field of research administration with fellow Region II colleagues who have complementary skills, background, and experience to assist them in identifying leadership and professional development goals and objectives.

Additionally, Region II hosts its own Regional Meeting each year in the fall. This year we will be at the beautiful Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware from October 25-28, 2020.  

I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your Regional Chair, and look forward to working with my fellow 2020 Officers on a number of initiatives in the coming year:

Catherine Parker, George Washington University (Chair-Elect)

Lamar Oglesby, Rutgers University (Treasurer)

Danielle Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Secretary)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Katie McKeon