Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
Have you ever walked into a venue and felt all of the positive energy flowing? This energy and enthusiasm was found in every corner at the Region IV Spring Meeting in Indianapolis--it was exciting to see everyone so engaged!
This atmosphere is indicative of Region IV members, who are involved with NCURA in many ways--here are some examples: Region IV members serve on the NCURA National Board, as contributing editors of NCURA Magazine and on the editorial board of the Research Management Review Journal, and numerous Region IV members have authored articles in each of these publications. Many Region IV members also have been recognized as leaders within NCURA and at their own institutions.
In addition, Region IV members serve as international fellows, step up to the plate to run in the annual elections for the Region IV Board, and put their time and energy into the region’s various committees. For example, members have volunteered for our inaugural “Mentoring Our Own” program designed to help those new to the region and to research administration navigate through the maze of opportunities available. And I couldn’t begin to count all of the members who enthusiastically agreed to pitch in at Region IV’s Indianapolis Spring Meeting and at the CRA Body of Knowledge Review Session!
Speaking of NCURA meetings, upcoming professional development opportunities include NCURA’s 56th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (August 10-13, 2014), and planning is now underway for Region IV’s Joint Conference with the NCURA International Region in Chicago (April 26-29, 2015). Stay tuned for future announcements and to learn how you can get involved.
Region IV members are serious about advancing the field of research administration and use every opportunity available to them through NCURA. Region IV, you are busy! I am so proud of the enthusiasm and spirit you exhibit. This benefits the region and validates everyone as professionals and research administrators. Let’s keep the momentum--if you are interested in getting involved with Region IV, you can see there is no shortage of opportunities.
As Chair of Region IV, I will look for ways and opportunities to continue the growth of our region and tap into what I know is our most valuable resource–our members! Please contact me directly and let me know how YOU would like to get involved.
Chair, Region IV
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
_Region IV Award Nominations Due March 1
Applications now available for Year 3 of Mentoring Our Own (MOO) program!
Nominations for Elected Board Positions now open!
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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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