Research Development Administrator Named

Contact: Diana Berkshire-Hearit  
Jan. 7, 2019  

Vice President Terri Goss Kinzy is pleased to announce that effective January 7, 2019 Kay Mortellaro will assume the newly created position of Research Development Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). In this role, Kay will focus on developing programming and opportunities to grow our research awards and expenditures. She will expand our ability to target and disseminate research funding opportunities, oversee limited competitions, develop a library of proposal resources, oversee programming to prepare WMU faculty and staff for the many different funding sources available, work collaboratively with the colleges and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and assist in the development of major and interdisciplinary proposals for external funding. 

Kay has extensive experience working on grant submission as a research program officer in OVPR. Prior to that, she spent six years as the budget analyst for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and served as the center coordinator for both the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities and The Georgeau Institute.