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Greenlee selected to lead Boise State’s Office of Sponsored Programs

Cara Greenlee, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Cara Greenlee is the new Director of Boise State University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Division of Research and Economic Development announced. Greenlee most recently served as the Assistant Director, OSP Pre-Award and assumes the responsibilities of her new position effective immediately. 

“Cara is one of the brightest, talented, and most dedicated people with whom I have had the privilege of working,” said Matt Smith, assistant vice president of research enterprise services. “Cara brings a strong working knowledge of the entire sponsored project life cycle from sponsor, departmental, and central office perspectives, and has the ability to quickly understand, explain, and collaboratively resolve complex issues. I am extremely confident in her ability to help the university develop a strong pipeline of talent and scale research and creative activity infrastructure to meet the growing needs of our faculty, students and staff.”

Greenlee’s promotion comes as the division reorganizes in an effort to streamline processes and create new opportunities to further improve service to the campus research community.

“I am excited to serve Boise State University as the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs,” said Greenlee. “I look forward to working with the Office of Sponsored Programs team, the Division of Research and Economic Development, and the rest of the campus community in supporting the continued growth of research and creative activities at Boise State.”

Greenlee holds Juris Doctor and Master of Science Public Health degrees. After starting her career in research administration at the National Institutes of Health, Greenlee joined Boise State in 2015 as a Research Administrator for the College of Health Sciences. Greenlee has worked in the pre-award and contracting areas in OSP since 2016.