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July 2, 2010
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State announced Thursday it has hired Terry A. Manies to fill its role of grants coordinator.
Manies will be charged with working with community partners to secure external funding for projects to support the University's mission. Her duties will include researching and identifying potential funding sources, working with the Northwest Leadership Team (NLT) and others to develop fundable projects, authoring or co-authoring grant proposals, and coordinating budget development and grants administration.
"I am very excited that Ms. Manies has accepted our offer to become grants coordinator at Northwest," Provost Dr. Doug Dunham said. "She brings a wealth of grant-writing experience that is going to benefit both academic and non-academic programming."
Manies has served as proposal preparation specialist at the University of Kansas Higuchi Biosciences Center, where she collaborated with doctors, faculty, researchers and administration to prepare and submit applications for more than $40 million in funding to numerous health organizations.
As director of grants programs from 2005 to 2009 at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., Manies generated more than $1.6 million in funding for University scholarships, programs, scientific research and administrative support.
From 2004 to 2005, she was grant writer for the Kansas Department of Corrections and Social and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Topeka, Kan. Manies submitted grants to the United States Department of Justice that generated more than $1.5 million for KDOC rehabilitation programs, computer security and information-management systems upgrades.
In her various roles, she's worked on program development, setting budgets and managing application processes for grants. She has worked with a wide range of professionals at universities, as well as state, federal and private agencies, including KU Medical Center, Creighton University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern California, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the National Park Service, Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Manies has been adjunct faculty at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Neb.; librarian in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Photographic Services; Curator of Education at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Ill.; and archivist at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Ill.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Charles McAdams, who chaired the search committee, said Manies' extensive experience makes her a good fit for Northwest.
"Terry's experience with a broad spectrum for federal agencies and her years of working with university faculty provided just the experience and background we were looking for," McAdams said. "I believe she has the ability to help us greatly increase external support for research and other projects at Northwest."
Manies will join Northwest near the end of July and will report to Vice Provost/Dean Dr. Greg Haddock.
"Although she will be housed in the Academic Affairs division, this is a position that will collaborate across all NLT areas to find opportunities for collaboration between all of our areas," Dunham said.
Manies earned her bachelor of arts in social anthropology in 1989 from the University of California-Santa Barbara. She earned a master of philosophy degree in medieval studies in 1991 at the University College Dublin in Ireland. Additionally, she completed university-level language programs at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland and University of Bergen in Norway.
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