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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Interim Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance Named

September 14, 2016

Interim Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance Named

Dr. Susan W. Sedwick to join Rensselaer while search is underway

Dr. Susan W. Sedwick has been appointed as interim assistant vice president for research administration and finance. Sedwick, a special consultant for Attain, LLC, has over 20 years of professional experience in research administration. Sedwick previously served as associate vice president for research, and director of the office of sponsored projects at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was responsible for both pre- and post-award financial administration units. As associate vice president for research, she was responsible for over $630 million in annual sponsored projects expenditures. Prior to her tenure at University of Texas at Austin, she served in a similar capacity at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where she was responsible for research administration and compliance. 

Sedwick received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from Texas A&M University, and is a certified research administrator (CRA).

“We are delighted to have Dr. Sedwick join us on an interim basis,” said Virginia C. Gregg, vice president for finance and chief financial officer. “Her professional experience in research administration at major research universities will allow us to maintain continuity as we conduct a national search for an assistant vice president for research administration and finance.”