Linda Rose, Manager for Research Facilitation from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is the 2019 recipient of the RIO Outstanding Partner Award.
Linda was nominated by:
What the Nominators Said About Linda
Linda is a respected thought leader among department research administrators and faculty across campus due to the high level of integrity with which she conducts her interactions. Linda openly and honestly confronts and communicates campus concerns in her daily interactions as a campus research champion. She exemplifies a strong spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
The RIO units that Linda interacts with include (but are not limited to) the Office of Contracts and Grants; the research institutes; Conflicts of Interest and Commitment; Human Research & IRB; Office of Industry Collaboration; National Security Research; Grand Challenge; research centers; seed grants and Cost Share.
When issues arise that affect research on campus, Linda is first in line volunteering to work towards solutions that benefit all campus research, such as:
Linda is a tremendous asset to Engineering, campus research, RIO and the university. She continually projects a positive attitude despite the ever-present challenges presented by workflow and system changes. This positive attitude is present in all communications with her campus peers and constituents. Her integrity, adaptability and leadership during periods of turmoil and change, coupled with her positive, team-oriented approach make it a true privilege to work with her, and are the standards to which we should all aspire.