Committees

Annual Meeting Program Committee

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for the theme, program content, and the social and other activities associated with the annual meeting. The Committee ensures that the meeting provides affordable and quality education and networking experiences that meet the needs of the members.

Co-Chairs
Susan Wyatt Sedwick
Attain LLC

Martin Kirk
University of British Columbia

Peter Townsend
Loughborough University

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is comprised of three members appointed by the president. The committee will be given guidance from the organization’s independent CPA firm and will report the internal audit findings and recommendations for improvements to the Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for reviewing the annual financial statements and management letter prepared by the audit firm, to advise and recommend changes, obtain clarification and supporting documentation from the auditor, accountants, SRA International treasurer and other staff.

Chair
Gordon Schwark
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canada

Staff Liaison
Elliott Kulakowski

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the most qualified nominees and/or recipients for the various awards of the Society as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Chair
Amy Sikalis
Intermountain Healthcare

Staff Liaison
Dilyana Williams

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee receives or prepares all proposed Bylaw amendments and, after review and possible revision, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the proposed amendments. The committee shall be responsible for parliamentary procedures at Society meetings. The composition of the Bylaws Committee shall be a chair appointed by the president, and the bylaws chair of each section and of each division.

Chair
Russ Price
Utah State University

Staff Liaison
Elliott Kulakowski
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Catalyst Committee

SRA International’s monthly newsletter is the gateway to what is trending in research administration. The Catalyst features insights from the top professionals in research management, job listings focused on research administration, as well as the most up-to-date information on the educational offerings from SRA International.

Editor
Seema Dhindaw
New York University Langone Medical Center

Staff Liaison
Jim Mitchell

Development and Finance Committee

The Development and Finance Committee (DFC) establishes guidelines for budget and financial reporting, monitors the financial affairs of the Society, seeks new sources of revenue and makes recommendations on other financial matters as directed by the Board of Directors. The composition of the DFC shall be the treasurer of each section and of each division and the treasurer of the Society, who will serve as the committee chair.

Chair
Rene Hearns
Hearns Research Administration & Analysis

Staff Liaison
Elliott Kulakowski

Education and Professional Development Committee

The Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is responsible for the implementation of quality programs to serve the needs of members, including program identification and development, budgeting and evaluation. The committee shall be responsible for the programming of both on-site meetings and online educational content. The chair of the committee shall be appointed by the president.

Chair
Jennifer Shambrook
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mark Hochman
University of Tasmania

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society between meetings of the Board of Directors. All actions of the Executive Committee shall be reported to the Board of Directors at the next meeting of the Board for approval. The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Society and one other member of the Board of Directors who shall be nominated by the president and voted upon by the Board of Directors at the first meeting following the annual business meeting.

Chair
Cindy Kiel
President

Staff Liaison
Elliott Kulakowski

 

Journal Committee

The Journal of Research Administration is the premier academic, peer-reviewed publication in the field of research administration and management.  Published twice a year by SRA International, Journal articles are dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators.  The Journal publishes articles covering the changing research environment worldwide, focusing on quality and innovation in research administration.  The Journal of Research Administration is a critically important resource for your growth, for the enrichment of the body of knowledge of research administration, and for the advancement of the art and science of the profession and its allied disciplines.

Editor-in-Chief
Timothy Linker
High Point University

Deputy Editor
Nathan Vanderford
University of Kentucky

Board Liaison
Bruce Steinert

Staff Liaison
Jim Mitchell

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria and benefits, developing and recommending programs for the recruitment and retention of members, maintaining close liaison with the sections and divisions in relation to their membership programs, and ensuring that statistical data and information on membership are maintained by the Society. The committee shall also develop membership and information materials for distribution in North America and to foreign countries. The composition of the committee shall be a Chair, appointed by the president, and the membership chair of each section and each division, a representative from the Chapter Relations Committee and a non-voting liaison from the Board of Directors who is appointed by the president.

Chair
Annedorte Vad
Copenhagen Business School

Staff Liaison
Linda Wilson

Section, Division, and Chapter Presidents Committee

The Section, Division and Chapter Presidents Committee is responsible for coordinating activities of the sections, divisions, and chapters in support of the overall mission of the Society.

Chair
John Westensee
Aarhus University

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn