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New Associate VP Of Research And Sponsored Programs Appointed

Jan. 10, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

Associate Professor of Biology, Chad Hargrave, has been appointed Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs for Sam Houston State University.  ChadHargraveMAIN

“What makes me most excited about this position is the opportunity to meet new people across campus, learn about their unique scholarly interests and identify specific ways the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs can help individuals successfully secure external funds to chase their scholarly passions,” Hargrave said.

Serving as a member of the SHSU faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences for over 11 years, Hargrave received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. He also served as department chair in Biology from fall 2012 through summer 2017.

Originally from Miami, Hargrave holds a master of science and doctorate in Aquatic Ecology from The University of Oklahoma.

Hargrave is responsible for stimulating and facilitating faculty funded research efforts, as well as the coordination and oversight of sponsored programs assigned to the office in his new position.

“Chad is energetic and eager to continue building on the success of the office,” said Richard Eglsaer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “He is eager to facilitate the research efforts and scholarly activities across all colleges.”

In his mission to promote research and scholarly activities at SHSU and to help enhance the educational experience for students, Hargrave aims to assist faculty and staff in successfully finding and securing external funding. 

“I applied for this position because I believe that the academic experience for students is best when faculty are engaged in research and other creative endeavors. For example, students that work with a faculty mentor outside the classroom on research or creative endeavors will learn more, see increased success in the classroom, gain practical work experience and make connections that help when entering the workforce. Moreover, students can be paid for these experiences if faculty have external funding to support their research or creative works,” Hargrave said.

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to promote all aspects of research and other creative endeavors at SHSU. Serving the faculty, staff and students, the ORSP plays many vital roles in connecting SHSU academics to the resources that they need in order to perform ethically sound and intellectually protected research.

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