Diane Hillebrand is a Grant and Contract Officer at the University of North Dakota and a Certified Research Administrator. She started her research administration career in 1994 and has worked in several departments and also the Central Grants Office at UND. Diane currently provides financial, budget and grants management for all sponsored programs in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Currently Diane is also the Past President of the University of North Dakota Staff Senate, served as the Staff Senate Treasurer for two years, and is currently the President for the North Dakota State Staff Senate.
Diane has been a member of NCURA since 2001. She has been a presenter, volunteer, and evaluator at both National and Regional meetings. She was on the Region IV Mentoring Task Force in 2012 and Chair of the Professional Development Committee in 2014. Diane is serving as a mentor in the the Region IV mentor program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her daughter play basketball, and singing in her church choir.