Meet the Staff

With over 35 years of combined experience in proposal development, grants management and accounting, the SPA staff is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff through all stages of program sponsorship, from searching out funding sources to tracking program expenses for secured grant projects.

4/25/14

Jayne M. Smith
Director
515-271-3788

Overall Admin & Oversight:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Prep, review & approval of
    applications
  • Grant contracts & agreements
  • Project extensions
  • Programmatic changes
  • Budget modifications
  • Policy development

 

Jami Little
Senior Grants Specialist
515-271-2850

PreAward:

  • Funding searches
  • Proposal development
  • Prep & review of applications
  • Proposal submissions
  • SPA newsletter
  • SPA website
   

Kathy Horner
Senior Grants Accountant
515-271-4859

Grant Management:

  • Fund numbers prep
  • Grant budgets
  • Expenditure approvals
  • Financial reports
  • Compliance oversight

Colleges/Schools:

  • School of Education
  • College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Legal Clinic

Other Responsibilites:

  • Manages accounting for federal and student
    financial aid

Kristine Plagman
Grants Accountant
515-271-3169

Grant Management:

  • Fund numbers prep
  • Grant budgets
  • Expenditure approvals
  • Financial reports
  • Compliance oversight

Colleges/Schools:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Law School
  • Legal Clinic
  • Cowles Library
  • College of Business & Public Administration
  • School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Character Counts

Other Responsibilites:

  • Back-up to Accounting Specialist

Sponsored Programs
Administration (SPA)

324 Old Main
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Fax: 515-271-4067
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