Kudos Korner | Trudy Riley

By SRAI News posted 06-14-2019 07:14


Authored by Debra Schaller-Demers

Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY, School for Professional Studies

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we congratulate Trudy Riley on her new position in a new city!

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research managers/administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA International members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”

Transitions: New Position/New City

Trudy Riley
Associate Vice President for Research Innovation for Sponsored Programs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
SRAI member since 2001


Trudy Riley

Trudy Riley recently became a Hokie when she accepted the position of Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation for Sponsored Programs at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). As the AVP for Research and Innovation, Trudy leads a team operating under the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) that supports faculty and staff who engage in extramurally funded programs for research, instruction, and outreach. At Virginia Tech, the sponsored programs team is responsible for the full array of pre-award, contracting, and post-award functions.

Trudy has been a member of SRA International for approximately eighteen years. She is a founding member of the SRA International Delaware Valley Chapter for which she served as President in 2010. Trudy continued her service with SRA International as the President of the Northeast Section of SRA International in 2012 and currently serves as the Co-Certificate Leader for the SRA International Financial Management Certificate. Trudy became an SRAI Distinguished Faculty member in 2017.

Have Something to Share in Kudos Korner?
If you would like to share your story – please see the criteria below with some examples of noteworthy items of interest to the SRA International community that could be submitted to The Kudos Korner:

  • Recently published papers (e.g., articles, chapters, books, etc.)
  • Presentations (e.g., posters, sessions, workshops, video, web, etc.)
  • Professional Awards and Prizes (e.g., grants, contracts, honorary prizes/awards)
  • Recently earned degrees or professional accreditation (e.g., CRA, CIP, etc.)
  • Other honors (e.g., promotions, contest winners, organizational citations/recognition)
  • Transitions (e.g., new jobs, homes, family, retirement)

Please note that we will try and publish as many submissions as possible each month, but SRA International reserves the right to delay publication for future use or to edit and/or omit at its discretion.

Send requests for more information and all submissions via email to Debra Schaller-Demers at schalled@mskcc.org. We will make all attempts to confirm receipt of your submission and inform you of acceptance for publication. Please use this wording in the Subject Line of your email: SRAI Kudos

Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name (First, Last)
  • Degree
  • Organization/Affiliation
  • Email and phone number if we need more information
  • Geographic Location (City, State, Country)
  • SRAI Member Since _________ (YYYY)
  • A separately attached headshot jpg file
  • Description of your honor/accomplishment (limited to 500 words)

1 comment



06-14-2019 16:04

Congratulations Trudy!