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Karen Henry Named Associate Vice President of Sponsored Programs

Portrait of Karen

Karen Henry, a seasoned Boise State employee who has worked in the Office of Sponsored Programs since 1996, has been named the new associate vice president of sponsored programs.

“Karen is a meticulous, methodical leader who has helped expand sponsored projects from a team of four to nearly 30 people handling more than $56 million in sponsored projects annually,” said Interim Vice President of Research and Economic Development Harold Blackman. “It is safe to say we couldn’t have done it without her.”

Prior to being named associate vice president, Henry acted as both the assistant director and executive director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, during which time she helped streamline proposal development processes for the office, improve collaboration between staff and faculty members, and expanded and enhanced both the pre-award and post-award administrative and fiscal services provided to university faculty.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to continue to build and manage a research support organization dedicated to providing the best service to our bright and talented faculty and staff,” Henry said.