Awards Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs
Althea Sheets brings more than twenty years of university-setting experience and fifteen years of private-industry and federal government experience. Althea holds two bachelor degrees, Accounting and Communication Studies, from the University of Idaho.
In her role as Awards Manager, she identifies identifies external funding sources (including early career and minority serving institution opportunities) and manages limited submissions and internal faculty awards to support the mission of the Research Excellence Program (REP). The REP mission is to provide all of the necessary resources and support for enabling faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, professional residents, undergraduate students, and research staff to be successful in obtaining research funding and conducting their research. Althea is responsible for the internal and external award management of programs housed under the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, award and grant identification; and oversight of limited grant submissions. Althea also identifies awards and oversee nominations of the UNLV faculty for federal, national, and state awards that recognize scholarly achievements.
Prior to joining UNLV, she was the Communications Specialist for four years at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR office. Prior to joining NSHE, Althea was the Communications Manager for Idaho EPSCoR for seven years. She is a family history buff and loves spending time with her family off-roading in the Nevada desert.