Research welcomes Sponsored Programs Director

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is pleased to announce Ken Packman, J.D., has joined the office as the Director of Sponsored Programs. As the director, he will lead the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Financial Services in expanding central research grants and contracts administration.

Mr. Packman comes to us from Emory University where he served as Associate Director of Sponsored Programs. In this role, he supervised a team of grants analysts, providing final review and submission of about 1,000 funding proposals annually. He has in-depth experience in all aspects of proposal and award review and administration, including understanding principles and policies which underlie award terms, promoting sensitive negotiating processes and developing effective use of work management tools.

Read Mr. Packman’s expanded bio.