University Research Council

The role of the University Research Council (URC) is to:

  • Provide feedback and suggestions on research-related initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Enhance the dissemination of research information to the campus community

Council representatives

The URC is comprised of Faculty Senate members, associate deans, chairs or faculty members from all academic units.

Council representatives and units
Name Unit
Josh Baker Research & Innovation
Carrie Bushá Research & Innovation
Adelina Coomler AVPR Administrative Assistant
Aaron Hill College of Liberal Arts
Karla Wagner School of Public Health
Nancy Roget Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies
Chris Pritsos College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
Kambiz Raffiee College of Business
Eleni Oikonomidoy College of Education & Human Development
Brandon Weeks College of Engineering
Christopher Williams College of Liberal Arts
Allen Ratliff College of Social Work
Loretta Singletary Extension – College of Business
Stephanie DeBoor Orvis School of Nursing
Scott Bassett College of Science
Mae Gustin Faculty Senate
Erin Edgington Faculty Senate
Josh Garn Faculty Senate
Linda Kopecky University Libraries
Lucia Notterpek University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Meeting protocol

The University Research Council meets once a month in the fall and spring semesters on the third Friday of the month at 12 p.m. in Ross Hall 207 or online. Special meetings of the Council may be held as necessary, and any details for special meetings will be posted in advance. Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Sept. 15, 2023
  • Oct. 20, 2023
  • Nov. 17, 2023
  • Feb. 16, 2024
  • March 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024

Meeting information, minutes and agendas

If you have any items or topics you would like to bring before the University Research Council, please contact the Associate Vice President for Research, Josh Baker, at

To access past University Research Council meeting agendas and notes, please visit the meeting archive in NevadaBox. If you do not see the notes you are looking for, please contact