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New Director of Research and Sponsored Programs Joins FSU

New Director of Research and Sponsored Programs Joins FSU
Frostburg State University is pleased to welcome Aaron Hoel as its new director of Research and Sponsored Programs, the office responsible for seeking and administering sources of external funding for FSU, such as that available through foundation and government grants.

“We are very excited to have Aaron with us,” said Dr. John Bowman, vice provost at FSU. “He is strongly committed to enhancing the services provided by our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and to working with faculty, administrators and staff to increase extramural funding at the University in support of teaching, research, and student and community programs.” Hoel was chosen following a national search.

Hoel has international work and travel experience and holds a number of certificates in financial management and federal appropriation law regulations. He has served as a grants and contracts manager for several years, most recently as a senior sponsored projects and performance manager at The J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md.

“I am looking forward to increasing the sponsored projects portfolio at Frostburg State University, to increase learning opportunities for students and research opportunities for faculty development,” Hoel said, noting that some great areas of potential for the University include conservation, ecological development and green living, scientific research, education and the arts. “There are many resources already available at the University which makes it particularly competitive for such programs, and my goal is to increase these resources to help support the University’s continuing quest to become a nationally recognized institute of higher learning.”

Hoel earned a Master of Arts in Russian and East European studies from the University of Kansas and bachelor’s degree in Russian language, history and music from the University of Northern Iowa.

For more information, contact the FSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 301-687-7097. -end-

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