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Week of February 11, 2013

ORSP names associate director

Craig Reynolds has been named associate director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).

Currently the chief department administrator of the Department of Biological Chemistry, Reynolds has more than 20 years of research administration experience. He will join ORSP at the end of February where his responsibilities will be primarily focused on the federal and non-profit teams. Along with the rest of the management team, he will also provide liaison with U-M units and external sponsors.

“I am excited to begin this new journey in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. The University of Michigan is one of the leading research institutions in the world,” said Reynolds. “In these times of constricting budgets and increasing competition for grants, an efficient and effective research administration infrastructure that focuses on continuous improvement is vital to the ongoing success and growth of the U-M research enterprise.

“With that in mind, I look forward to partnering with my colleagues in ORSP and from across the University.  I am confident that together we will create more robust and seamless mechanisms to support faculty scholarship, all the while continuing to uphold U-M’s long-standing commitment to institutional compliance.”

At the Department of Biological Chemistry, Reynolds was responsible, in collaboration with the department chair, for administration across the spectrum of the department’s operations, including teaching and research.

Reynolds also is active in the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

For the decade prior to joining U-M, Reynolds was a research and program officer in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Central Michigan University. He also has experience as an information assistant/program manager at the National Science Foundation. He got his start in research administration as administrator of the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy with honors from Grand Valley State University in 1989.

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