Who We Are

The Research Support Council (RSC) is the research administration staff component of the Vice Chancellor’s research committees. Representatives from Office of Research and Innovation’s SPARCS, Finance’s Contracts and Grants, college research offices, departments, and centers and institutes communicate and clarify external and internal research policy and work to address research education needs. The RSC meets bi-monthly and is led by an Executive Committee, which meets on the alternate months.


Current year schedule of meetings. See intranet (Unity ID required) for agendas.

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Executive Committee

Sets agendas and ensures informative and beneficial topics are covered. Unity ID required.

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RSC Subcommittees

Info about subcommittees including descriptions, goals, liaisons and members. Unity ID required.

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Join RSC Listserv

Stay informed! To get all the news of training opportunities, research updates, meetings, etc., fill out the Research Support Council (RSC) Listserv Sign-up Form.

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2019 Meetings

  • February 12
  • May 14
  • July 9 (volunteer event – date tentative)
  • September 10
  • November 12

The RSC Executive Committee

The RSC Executive Committee leads the RSC full membership by setting agendas for meetings and presenting informative and beneficial topics for our membership. We strive to promote excellence in our profession and advocate for and provide input to Research Administration across campus. In addition, we work to solve systemic customer service problems and establish and implement methods/procedures to overcome industry-specific hurdles. The committee implements and continually assesses faculty and staff training efforts.

Officers – serve a two year term

Past Chairs

  • Tish Attayek, Education, 513.0239, Years 2015 – 2017
  • Brian Thomas, Management, 513.1792, Years: 2013-2015
  • Rory Loycano, Natural Resources, Years: 2011-2013
  • Patrick Hayes, Engineering, 515.7009, Years: 2009-2011
  • Carolyn Bunn, Agriculture & Life Sciences-retired, Years: 2007-2009 (Inaugural Chair)

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Research Events

View Detailed List with Links | View on Google Calendar

  • Aug

    Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, Poulton Innovation Center, 1021 Main Campus Drive