As director of the Grants Office, Fred oversees efforts to raise both institutional funds from foundations, corporations, and government sources—for scholarships, capital needs, program development, and other priorities—and sponsored research support for faculty research and scholarship.
Joining Mount Holyoke in January 2018, Fred is thrilled to be part of a talented four-person team in the Grants Office. He works under the direction of VP for Advancement Kassandra Jolley and Dean of the Faculty Jon Western.
Working in close consultation with the Dean of Faculty, Laura assists all faculty in finding and applying for external research funding from government agencies, foundations and associations. She provides grant seeking resources, assists faculty in finding appropriate opportunities, and reads, edits, and shepherds all proposals through required internal approvals. She also manages many of the compliance programs related to federally funded grants. Laura is also a professional mixed media artist.
Katie supports the Director of the Nexus Program, two faculty members in the instruction of College 211 (a post-internship course), and the Nexus track chairs. In addition, she supports several academic and curricular initiatives, including the Lynk (a curriculum-to- career initiative which includes a funded internship experience) and LEAP Symposium. Katie also provides assistance with proposal preparation, grant stewardship, database management and reporting activities for Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research.