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Finance and Administration

Grants Administration

The focus of the department is to

  • Establish new index numbers for temporarily restricted government and private grants and contracts.
  • Provide stewardship by ensuring grant expenditures are in compliance with terms and conditions of award.
  • Prepare and issue financial reports to funding agencies.
  • Participate in University’s quarterly and annual financial reporting, especially the Single Audit on Federal Expenditures.
  • Enhance compliance and accountability through training on government and private grants and contracts.
  • Ensure adherence to all related University policies and procedures.
  • Provide quality customer service to the University community and field all related inquiries.
  • Consistently review and improve our processes using the latest technology.
  • Assist Principal Investigators/Project Directors, Business Representatives with questions on grant policy/procedure or grant expenditures.
  • Liaison between funding agency and the University on post-award questions pertaining to policy or financial reporting.
  • Provide training on grant administration for newly hired administrative personnel or for faculty awarded a first grant.

Our Staff

Diane Bynum
Director, Grant Reporting and Compliance
Ext: 22282
Email: dbynum@pace.edu

Grace Somoza
Manager, Grants Accounting and Compliance
Ext: 22706
Email: gsomoza@pace.edu

Rudina Brecani
Sr. Staff Accountant
Ext: 22661
Email: rbrecani@pace.edu

Tina Duarte
Staff Accountant
Ext: 22651
Email: tduarte@pace.edu


Grants Administration Office Contact

Pace University (Grants Administration)
100 Summit Lake Drive, 3rd Fl.
Valhalla, NY 10595