Contract Review and Approval Process


The contract review and approval process to see how we might be able to shorten the time it takes for a contract to be finalized.


  • Chair - Barbara Bayer, assistant dean for finance, Mays School of Business
  • Vice Chair - Jeff Burton, chief financial officer, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Gary Lucas, senior associate dean, School of Law
  • Cheryl Hanks, chief administrative officer, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael de Miranda, dean, School of Education and Human Development
  • Antonietta Quigg, senior associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Tim Powers, chief of staff, Provost
  • Jeff Toole, chief financial officer, Athletics
  • Venesa Heidick, assistant vice president, Office of the Registrar
  • Rafael Lara-Alecio, professor, Educational Psychology
  • Joe Mancha, principal data loss prevention architect, Technology Services
  • Lori Mervish, director, Contract Administration
  • Andrea Pereia, managing counsel, Gener Counsel
  • Katherine Knight, director, Contract Administration
  • Jim Joyce, associate executive director, Sponsored Research Services
  • Wes Wolfe, buyer II, Strategic Sourcing
  • Katherine Kissman, director of research contracts, Sponsored Research Services