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Shandra White to Lead Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

February 24, 2023

On April 10, Shandra White will join the University of Michigan to lead its Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) as assistant vice president for research and sponsored projects.

Shandra White“The University of Michigan is a global leader in research, scholarship, and creative practice, and I am very excited to work alongside its talented faculty and staff so that, together, we can help strengthen one of the nation’s largest research enterprises.” - Shandra White, incoming assistant vice president for research and sponsored projects for U-M

White has more than 15 years of leadership experience in sponsored research, grants and contracts administration, most recently serving as the assistant vice president for sponsored research at Northwestern University. White was also the director of sponsored projects and research enhancement at George Washington University. In both roles, White had direct responsibility for leading research administration efforts.

As part of her new position, White will have institutional oversight for the review and submission of all extramural proposals, as well as the review, negotiation, and acceptance of awards.

White also will lead the institutional response to emerging policies and regulations that require attention and change within the research infrastructure to ensure compliance.

Rebecca Cunningham“The success of our enterprise is truly dependent on the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects because, without the knowledge and support of their team, our community would lack the financial resources necessary to accelerate our collective work. Shandra White brings a wealth of experience and expertise, and I am confident that she will play a critical role in bolstering support for our research community.” - Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research.