Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
There are very few young children who dream, “When I grow up, I want to be a research administrator.” Similarly, when research administrators, as adults, are asked how they got into this career path, the most common response is, “I just ended up here somehow.”
Whether you became a research administrator by design or through serendipity, NCURA provides the professional development programming you need to face the pressing questions of today and provides the network relationships you need to confront the questions of tomorrow.
Region IV has more than 1,200 members from across Mid-America and more than four decades of history supporting research together. You are invited to be a contributing member to this proud tradition.
Mark your calendar now to participate in two cornerstone events: the Region IV Spring Meeting in Indianapolis (April 27-30, 2014) and the 56th Annual Meeting in Washington DC (August 10-13, 2014). More than just a collection of professional development opportunities, these cornerstone events are a celebration of our profession, our colleagues, and our community.
Volunteering is a terrific way to immerse yourself in regional and national activities. New and long-standing members alike report that volunteering helped them to build networks, learn new skills, develop professionally, achieve personally, make a difference in the lives of others, and have fun!
More specifically, you can engage in “front-and-center” volunteer opportunities such as serving on standing committees, presenting educational sessions, and stationing the registration desk; and in “behind-the scenes” opportunities such as serving as a mentor, assembling registration packets, and mingling in the hospitality suite. Your contributions of time and talent are the life-blood of Region IV.
If you’d like to learn more about ways to maximize the benefits of your Region IV membership, explore ideas for enhancing professional programming, get involved in regional and national activities, or discuss your career development plan with a second generation research administrator, contact me directly at 715-836-5514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Director of Grants and Contracts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
About Region IV
Region IV is the mid-America section of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and it includes research administrators in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
NCURA is committed to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.
For more information about the organization or how to get involved, please visit the Contact page or contact regional leaders for more information.
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