Boise State University faculty and staff may notice recent changes to the Division of Research and Economic Development’s leadership team.
After 26 years of service within the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs Karen Henry accepted a new position as the Executive Strategic Planning Analyst for University Research. In this six-month position, she will develop a gap analysis of university research needs related to research security, malign foreign influence and other research infrastructure that reaches across campus.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to assess current research infrastructure and to collaborate with our research stakeholders to recommend solutions that will support future growth,” Henry said.
During that time frame, Deputy Director of OSP Matt Smith will assume the
responsibilities of Interim Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs. Smith brings a strong educational, regulatory and business background with more than 14 years of sponsored project experience at the U.S. Department of Energy, Givens Pursley LLP and Boise State.
“I’m grateful for Karen Henry’s mentorship during the past eight years and am thrilled to continue developing solutions like the Principal Investigator Dashboard to better support our faculty members’ research and creative activities,” Smith said.
Faculty and staff can expect the transition to be seamless in regard to the emphasis the division places on support to principal investigators and research administrators. Find more information about the Office of Sponsored Programs here.