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Research Operations and Communications

General Operations

The Office of Research Operations and Communications provides strategic leadership and support to the Office of Research and Innovation. The office consists of four units: Strategic Initiatives, Marketing and Outreach, Education and Training, and Human Resources.

Genevieve Garland Ph.D.

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Development and Operations and Chief of Staff

Sibyl Smith

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit supports the development, planning and implementation of the Office of Research and Innovation’s strategic goals and initiatives. Strategic Initiatives carries out research operations for the division and university. The unit also oversees the Vice Chancellor’s advisory committees and facilitates collaboration with university partners. Strategic Initiatives supports the development and launch of new research programs or initiatives and in building research infrastructure.

Laura Kroeger

Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives

Marketing and Outreach

The Marketing and Outreach unit is responsible for promoting NC State’s activity and reputation in research and innovation. Marketing and Outreach leads all communications and marketing activities for Research and Innovation and all its units. They also facilitate interactions and joint communications initiatives between Research and Innovation, University Communications and other campus colleges and departments.

Education and Training

The Education and Training unit develops and implements education and training programs to serve the research community. Education and Training supports campus initiatives by linking educational activities directly to long-term strategic goals and applying various techniques to improve the quality and relevance of education and training for the research and innovation community across NC State University.

Kyle Mullaney

Director of Education and Training

Human Resources