Dear members of the Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC):
We wanted to forward the following message from Jack Hu, vice president for research, that Daryl Weinert, associate vice president for business operations for the U-M Office of Research, and the co-sponsor of RAAC, has accepted a new position as vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff to the president at Carnegie Mellon University.
Daryl has provided tremendous leadership and advocacy for the research administration community over the past six years, and notably with the RAAC. His insight and contributions will be greatly missed. We'll share more about the legacy Daryl is leaving in the coming weeks.
For now, please join us in wishing him the very best on this wonderful next step in his career.
Communications Manager for ORSP and Sponsored Programs
Message from S. Jack Hu, Vice President for Research
It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you that Daryl Weinert, associate vice president for research, business operations, has accepted a position at Carnegie Mellon University.
At Carnegie Mellon, Daryl will serve as vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff to the president. His final day at the University of Michigan is November 2.
Daryl earned two Michigan degrees and has enjoyed a noteworthy career at U-M that spans the past 19 years.
As associate vice president for research, business operations, Daryl has been a key member of the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) leadership team. He has overseen administrative and business functions for UMOR, including budget and finance, human resources and communications. Daryl also has overseen the operations of the Business Engagement Center (BEC) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).
Daryl served as the first executive director at the BEC, and there he helped solidify its reputation as a national leader in connecting academic researchers with innovative companies. More than 100 academic institutions across the country have approached the BEC to learn more about its model and success, which is a credit to the strong foundation that Daryl helped build.
Prior to the BEC, Daryl served as director for corporate relations in the College of Engineering.
Daryl also served as associate vice president for research, sponsored projects, where he focused his efforts on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of ORSP. Under his leadership, Daryl also helped strengthen the customer service orientation at ORSP.
More recently, Daryl played a key role in developing mission, vision and values statements for UMOR, which has strengthened our sense of collective purpose in service of the university’s overall research enterprise.
I soon will convene a group to assess our current and emerging needs in this area and how best to address them. During that time, please contact Nancy Penberthy for queries as they pertain to UMOR administrative and business functions.
We will certainly miss Daryl’s passion and expertise, but please join me in congratulating him on his new position and thanking him for his many contributions to the University of Michigan.
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