Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Nick joined RIT as a Senior Research Administrator in October 2006 and transitioned to the position of Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist this past Fall. Nick has led several initiatives related to faculty development including mentoring during six PI Boot Camps, workshops on budgeting for externally funded research projects as part of RIT’s PI Institute, agency focused presentations for faculty, agency policy and guideline updates, as well as leading the inaugural Research Matchmaker event (speed dating for researchers). Nick is an active member of the RIT community currently serving as a member of the RIT Leadership Institute Faculty Team. Nick has also been involved as a Coach in the RIT Partnerships in Pluralism program, a Professional Mentor for the RIT Global Leadership program, a representative on RIT Staff Council, a member of the University Policy Review and Development Task Force: Staff Policies committee, and as a participant in the inaugural RIT Emerging Leaders program. Nick was nominated for an RIT Staff Council award in 2010. Nick is a graduate of the RIT Saunders College of Business MBA program where he served as President of the Graduate Management Association, a Graduate Assistant, an MBA Ambassador, and on the Saunders College Executive Board. Nick also holds a BA in Communication from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Nick's previous employers include Geva Theatre Center and ChoiceOne Communications, among others. Nick also serves on the Board of Directors for Blackfriars Theatre in Rochester.