Easley named Sponsored Programs Admin director


Jennifer Easley

Jennifer Easley is the new director of sponsored programs administration at Mississippi State.

Beginning Nov. 1, she will lead the university office responsible for overseeing externally sponsored programs as the land-grant institution's authorized signature for grants, contracts, and other such formal agreements.

A Mississippi State alumna, Easley has been serving on campus as business operations director for the High Performance Computing Collaboratory. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in professional accountancy.

"She comes to this position with an understanding of the complexities of sponsored programs, having been involved in both the pre- and post-award areas at MSU since 2004," said David Shaw, vice president for research and economic development, in making the announcement.

Shaw praised Easley for being "intimately familiar with the support needs of our faculty, their departments and colleges. She has a well-rounded perspective, having submitted proposals, developed proposal budgets, and has managed the employment and financial components of externally funded projects."

Easley succeeds Richard Swann, who has accepted a position with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

For more information on the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, visit www.spa.msstate.edu.

Sammy McDavid | University Relations

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