Julie Guggino

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 26

Institutions: Central Washington University


Julie Guggino has served Central Washington University, a rural, predominately undergraduate institution, in pre-award research administration positions since 1991. In 2013 she was appointed as the director of research and sponsored programs with continuing responsibility to oversee all pre-award functions for the university including responsibility for the animal care and use committee, compliance in responsible conduct in research, conflict of interest, export control, and FFATA reporting. Working closely with post-award colleagues in the university’s business unit, Julie develops university policies and procedures for the grant life cycle. She instituted an innovative pre-proposal process that allows grants to be submitted on their due dates, providing faculty with additional time to refine their proposals. Julie promotes collaborative proposals by forming teams of faculty, administrators, and staff then guiding them through the grant writing process.


In addition to her pre-award responsibilities, between 1991 and 2012 she also managed the operations, staff, and budgets for the university’s graduate school and several university grant-funded programs. Julie currently oversees the university’s federally-funded McNair Scholars Program, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and two GEAR UP programs in addition to her pre-award responsibilities. Julie is highly regarded as an accomplished communicator and creative problem-solver. She has served on faculty and classified staff university grievance committees, strategic planning committees, and numerous search committees (i.e., provost, deans, directors of sponsored programs). 


Julie has been a member of NCURA for more than 25 years. She has served on the Region VI/VII program committee most of those years in various roles (co-chair, track leader, vendor coordinator, at large) and has presented regionally and nationally on assorted topics in the PUI and professional development tracks. She has been a member of Region VI’s regional advisory board several times in years past and was the elected regional advisory board member for 2014. In addition to serving as Region VI chair in 2009, Julie participated in NCURA’s 2010 Leadership Development Institute and its 2016 Executive Leadership Program. In 2014 she was appointed by the national committee chair to serve a one-year term on the Professional Development Committee and was reappointed to that committee in 2015. She is currently a regionally-elected NCURA Board Member and a Contributing Editor for the NCURA Magazine.

NCURA Peer Program engagements are priced as a flat fee, scaled to the sponsored programs total active award dollars in the last fiscal year, regardless of type of Peer Program engagement.