Holmes, Ann


Ann Holmes is currently the Senior Assistant Dean, of Finance and Administration for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her responsibilities include oversight of activities for budget preparation and control, contracts and grants, compliance with University, State, and federal regulations, ethical stewardship of funds, and planning to ensure responsible fiscal management. In 2021, Ann was honored with the UMD President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Before her position in BSOS, she was the Director of Finance for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) a multi-million dollar federally funded research center. She was the former Assistant Comptroller, Contract and Grant Accounting at the University and was responsible for the post-award administration of over $300 million in research awards. She worked with the pre-award office at UM to create a nationally recognized research administration training program for departmental business managers. During her tenure as Assistant Comptroller, she designed a software program that automated the billing, letter of credit, and receivable functions for sponsored awards.  The system was recognized by the “Southern Association of College and University Business Officers”, (SACUBO), as a finalist in their best business practice competition.

She has been an active member of the National Council of University Administrators (NCURA) since 1996.  She is a frequent speaker on federal compliance issues and university best practices for NCURA and the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) at both national and regional meetings.  She has served as Treasurer of NCURA’s Region II, and has been a member of program committees for the annual and regional meetings and the Financial Research Administration Conference.  Ann received NCURA’s “Robert C. Andresen Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award” in 2021 and in 2016, the Distinguished Educator Award. She has also received Distinguished Service Awards from both Region II and the National membership. Ann has also provided training for the National Conference on College Cost Accounting, and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers and has been an invited lecturer at numerous universities both nationally and internationally.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore and her master’s from Johns Hopkins University.