July 7, 2014



TO:             Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and 

FROM:        William E. Sullivan, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

RE:             Sponsored Program Services


It is with pleasure that I announce today that Ken Sandel, recently the director of physical and capital planning, has assumed the role of senior director of Sponsored Program Services (SPS).  In this position, Ken will report directly to me and will work closely and collaboratively with Suresh Garimella and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

As senior director, Ken will provide leadership and set the direction for the University’s sponsored programs function, ensuring effective and timely research support for faculty, staff, students and external partners.  The SPS office has responsibility for proposals, pre- and post-award management, data access and support services, contract negotiation, and also assists with research administration and regulatory compliance.

With this change, the Office of Physical and Capital Planning will now be housed organizationally under the Office of the Vice President for Physical Facilities.