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Turnbow Chosen to Direct Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity

After dedicating many years helping UCM students lower the cost of their education through scholarships and awards, Deborah Turnbow has an opportunity to apply her background and experience to her new role as Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity. Provost and Chief Learning Officer Deborah Curtis announced the appointment, noting Turnbow's duties become effective May 19.

As Director, her vast responsibilities will include promoting university-wide development and administration of projects, grants and related activities for faculty, staff and students; administering policies and procedures for all phases of grant application and routing to assure proper implementation of university-funded projects; encouraging appropriate faculty, staff and students to seek external funding in support of institutional goals; and providing leadership in writing institutional grants for external funding. She also will provide a negotiating role between the university and funding agencies, and be responsible for compliance oversight.

A UCM alumna, Turnbow joined the university in 1987 as an adjunct faculty member in the business college then became Scholarships and Awards Officer in the Office of Admissions in 1991. She served in that area for 10 years before the Scholarship Office merged with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

For more information:
Contact Jeff Murphy at or call 4640