Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Research Business Operations


The Pre-Award team strives to meet proposal requirements and deadlines with quality presentations. Our focus is on:

  • budget preparation,
  • coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs,
  • solicitation reviews,
  • preparation of application packages,
  • timely processing of applications,
  • sponsor requested budget revisions.

Campus/VPN access only


Office: ENGR B204
General email:

Cathy Smith

(970) 491-5914

Valorie LeFebre

(970) 491-6628

Liza Hunn

(970) 491-7426

(970) 491-1142


CSU Resources


The Research Project Managers (RPM) offer accurate and timely project support after funding is awarded. Our support includes:

  • financial management,
  • specialized reporting,
  • compliance monitoring,
  • coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs
  • other project management assistance as needed.


Office: ENGR B201
General email:

Becky Burke

(970) 491-3943

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(970) 491-7067

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Leon Dawson
Brenda Devlin

(970) 491-6576

(970) 491-2580

Liza Hunn

(970) 491-7426

Joni Kerr

(970) 491-6658

Kristi Savig

(970) 491-5316

Cathy Smith

(970) 491-5914

Administrative Offices


Anja Wahl Wells
Director of Business and Research Support Operations
Phone: (970) 491-6150

Physical Address:

  • Pre-award: CSU Engineering Building, B204
  • Post-award: CSU Engineering Building, B201

Mailing Address:

  • 1301 Campus Delivery
    Fort Collins, CO 80523-1301