In College Proposal Development Professionals

The following colleges and institutes currently offer proposal management services. Request proposal development services from your college or institute below.

Kelly Basinger

Kelly Basinger is the Proposal Manager for the Advanced Environmental Research Institute. She has been at the University of North Texas since 2018. Kelly has been working in the proposal process with more than 20 years of experience in university, non-profit, and private settings. She has submitted hundreds of proposals and won hundreds of millions in funding and business. Her curiosity and care for others help guide teams to success. Kelly also likes to coax faculty and staff success with her baking prowess.

Phone: 940-369-5776
Email: kelly.basinger@unt.edu
Office Location: EESAT 215 D

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Kathy Dreyer

Kathy Dreyer is the proposal manager for the College of Business and the McNatt Institute of Logistics. She has worked in grant proposal development in higher education for over 20 years. Her experience includes creating proposals for and managing projects funded by state, federal, and private funds. She earned her doctorate in Applied Gerontology and has taught courses in gerontology, grant writing, and volunteer management. She also has experience in strategic planning, evaluation, and grant writing. In her free time, Kathy volunteers as a Stephen Minister, and as part of a grant writing team for Special Olympics and the Monsignor King Outreach Center in Denton.

Phone: 940-565-3059
Email: katherine.dreyer@unt.edu
Office Location: BLB 331E

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Katy Schmitz

Katy Schmitz is a Senior Research Analyst in the College of Health and Public Service (HPS) and loves to problem solve. She supports HPS faculty with various proposal development and pre-award submission activities while drawing on more than 10 years of experience in grant development and administration. She has been at the University of North Texas since 2012, supporting faculty across campus as a pre-award administrator in UNT’s Grants & Contracts Administration office for more than 7 years before joining HPS. Katy previously worked at the Texoma Council of Governments creating proposals for and managing regional projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Phone: 940-565-2237
Email: katy.schmitz@unt.edu
Office Location: Chilton 290A

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Jacob Ray

Jacob Ray is the Proposal Manager for the College of Science. He joined the University of North Texas in 2021 after serving several years as a research administrator within the University of North Carolina System, most recently providing cradle-to-grave contracts and grants services for the UNC School of Medicine. He currently supports the College of Science by overseeing the full life cycle of proposal development, including planning, scheduling, and managing competitive submissions of varying complexity with end-to-end ownership of proposal development and related support processes. He collaborates with COS faculty and staff in budget preparation, document collection, and sponsor guideline interpretation to ensure timely and proper submissions.

Phone: 940-369-5057
Email: jacob.ray@unt.edu
Office Location: Hickory Hall 120A

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