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The Council's Board of Directors is composed of no more than twenty-one members with staggered terms to assure continuity and stability. The original appointment of a Board member is for a term of three years and carries the option of renewal for a second three-year term. Board members are selected on the basis of their experience in positions of responsibility at their home institutions. COGR values its Board members for their expertise and ability to speak on behalf of their institutions. In their daily activities, they may be involved in academic, business or research administration tasks.

The Board of Directors serves the membership not only by executing the corporate oversight and management of the association, but by being actively involved in the subject areas COGR deals with, i.e., finance, administration and intellectual property management. Board members are the core of the working committees; they determine the agenda of issues in which COGR gets engaged. The Board serves the membership by holding three membership meetings annually, and by meeting an additional two times annually, between the public meetings, in order to advance the agenda.

Management

The Council's activities are managed by an Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. These groups are supplemented by an Investment Committee and a Nominations Committee. The Council meets three times a year in open session with occasional supplementary meetings for consideration of special issues. The COGR Board meets two additional times annually to keep COGR business current and moving. The Council's activities are governed by its by-laws, which include provisions for annual audits and activity reports. The activities of the Council are carried out by the volunteer services of university representatives and a small, full time staff in the Washington Office headed by the President. COGR's committee structure allows it to draw on expert advice and provide products in a timely fashion.

Name Affiliation Committee
James Barbret Wayne State University Costing Policies
Sara Bible Stanford University Costing Policies
Lois Brako University of Michigan Research Compliance/Administration
Susan Camber University of Washington Chairman
Pamela Caudill Harvard University Research Compliance/Administration
Mark Crowell University of Virginia Contracts and Intellectual Property
Kelvin Droegemeier University of Oklahoma Costing Policies
Cynthia Hope University of Alabama Costing Policies
Michael Ludwig Purdue University Research Compliance/Administration
James Luther Duke University Costing Policies
James R. Maples University of Tennessee Costing Policies
Denise McCartney Washington University Research Compliance/Administration
Alexandra McKeown The Johns Hopkins University Contracts and Intellectual Property
Kim Moreland University of Wisconsin Costing Policies
Cordell Overby University of Delaware Contracts and Intellectual Property
Patrick Schlesinger University of California, Berkeley Contracts and Intellectual Property
Susan Sedwick University of Texas at Austin Research Compliance/Administration
James Tracy University of Kentucky Research Compliance/Administration
Pamela Webb University of Minnesota Research Compliance/Administration
David Winwood University of Alabama at Birmingham Contracts and Intellectual Property
Kevin Wozniak Georgia Institute of Technology Contracts and Intellectual Property

COGR COMMITTEES

In order to maximize the special expertise of its members, the Board of Directors has organized itself into three standing committees. These committees focus on broad subject matter areas including costing policies, research administration, and intellectual property management. In addition COGR annually invites a number of representatives from the membership at large to serve as committee members (jointly with the Board of Directors on the three standing committees). As the need arises special task forces may be formed to conduct COGR business.

Costing Policies Committee
James Luther, Chair Duke University
James Barbret Wayne State University
Sara Bible Stanford University
Kelvin Droegemeier University of Oklahoma
Cynthia Hope University of Alabama
James R. Maples University of Tennessee
Kim Moreland University of Wisconsin
Mary Lee Brown University of Pennsylvania
Michael Daniels Northwestern University
Dan Evon Michigan State University
Terry Johnson University of Iowa
Cathy Snyder Vanderbilt University

Contracts and Intellectual Property Committee
David Winwood Chair University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mark Crowell University of Virginia
Alexandra McKeown Johns Hopkins University
Cordell Overby University of Delaware
Patrick Schlesinger University of California, Berkeley
Kevin Wozniak Georgia Institute of Technology
Cathy Innes North Carolina State University
Valerie McDevitt University of South Florida
Fred Reinhart University of Massachusetts
John Ritter Princeton University
Wendy Streitz University of California

Research Compliance and Administration Committee
James Tracy, Chair University of Kentucky
Lois Brako University of Michigan
Pamela Caudill Harvard University
Michael Ludwig Purdue University
Denise McCartney Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Sedwick University of Texas at Austin
Pamela Webb University of Minnesota
Walter Goldschmidts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Suzanne Rivera Case Western Reserve University