Program Governance

Judy Fredenberg

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 26

Institutions: University of Montana


As the assistant vice president for research and federal relations at the University of Montana, Judy Fredenberg, MPA, leads the the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).  ORSP is a combined pre- and post-award operation that encompasses proposal development through grant close-out.  


Overseeing all aspects of sponsored programs, Judy was involved in the development and implementation of a web-based electronic routing and approval platform.  Other areas of focus have included process improvement and efficiency, policy review, and communication strategies.  She is a past chair of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects and routinely advises on other institutional compliance issues.  


Judy has 36 years of experience in higher education with 25 in university research administration.  She has served on numerous university committees and worked extensively with faculty, staff, and administrators.  She has experience in federal relations and is active in APLU’s Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA).  Her diverse academic experience affords a unique institutional perspective with emphasis in policy and program development, communication, and facilitation.  


A past president of the National Council of University Research Administrators, Judy is currently a workshop faculty member for NCURA Fundamentals of Research Administration and a member of the Professional Development Committee.  In addition to chairing NCURA’s Board of Directors, the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, and a national annual meeting, Judy has served on many NCURA national and regional committees as an NCURA regional officer and chair, and given a multitude of presentations to local, regional, and national audiences.  Judy received the NCURA Julia Jacobsen Distinguished Service Award in 2013.

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. 

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Executive Director