Tony Ventimiglia

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 20

Institutions: Auburn University


Tony Ventimiglia is the Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services at Auburn University providing oversight for the Offices of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Proposal Services and Faculty Support (PSFS). He is also a member of the University’s Facilitated Solutions Team, a group that was developed to: assist faculty in completing their mission and achieving their goals; foster teamwork between faculty and university administration; collaboratively devise a timely solution that is legally and ethically acceptable; and disseminate the solution in a consistent manner. 

Tony has been working in research administration since 1999 and has volunteered in various capacities within NCURA at both the regional and national level; including as Chair of Region III; co-chair of three national meetings; and as chair of NCURA’s 60th annual meeting. From January 2013 through December 2015, Tony served as a Chapter Editor (Leadership) for the Sponsored Programs Research Administration Guide and he has served as an author and co-author of several articles for the NCURA Magazine.

Tony has served as a presenter or co-presenter for over 50 NCURA workshops/concurrent sessions/discussion groups; has presented to audiences both domestic and international; and serves as faculty for Auburn University’s COMPASS research administration certification course (co-teaching both the pre-requisite class and a class on proposal submission/compliance).

He is a graduate of both the 2005 NCURA Leadership Development Institute and 2015 Executive Leadership Program. Tony has served as an At-large representative on the NCURA Board of Directors from 2010-2011; as a regional representative from 2013-2014; as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida's Master of Research Administration (MRA) program; as a faculty member of the NCURA Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration program (2013-2015 and 2016-2018) and as NCURA Secretary from 2016-2017. Tony is currently serving as NCURA President in 2019.

Prior to moving to Alabama in 1999, Tony worked at the Ford Foundation in New York for seven years in various capacities (including as a Grants Processing Specialist and Grants Administrator). Tony has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph's College (Political Science) and a Master of Professional Studies from SUNY Stony Brook (Public Affairs).

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.