Mr. Tracy Walters is the Director of Grant and Contracts Administration at Clemson University. In this role, Tracy oversees the performance and training of twenty exempt and non-exempt staff; provide direction and oversight of all post award (technical and financial) grants management activities that includes; the Interpreting federal regulations and sponsor guidelines, developing policy and procedures for campus-wide application, Establishing grant project accounts for faculty spending, monitoring project expenses to ensure compliance with federal, state and sponsor regulations, assessing risks and initiating process redesign aimed towards reducing administrative burden on
University faculty. In addition, Tracy oversees, and monitors audit activities conducted by federal, state, and independent auditors on Clemson sponsored activities. He defends audit disallowance claims levied from external auditors and prepares management responses that details internal control activities that aids to negate findings and further minimizes institutional risk. Tracy has served in this role at Clemson since April 2018. Overall, Tracy has over 30 years of research administration and grants management expertise, and he has served over 20 years in similar roles at the University of Connecticut, Yale University and the University of Georgia.