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View from the Top | 2021 is Here!

View from the Top | 2021 is Here! I bet you thought 2020 would never end! But here we are in 2021 with high hopes that our new US President and his administration will help us all come out from under the chaos created by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest. I know that many of...


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View from the Top | Looking Forward to 2021

View from the Top | Looking Forward to 2021 I imagine that if you are anything like me, you are very relieved to see 2020 come to an end. While we are far from being back to whatever “normal” means, I look towards 2021 with high hopes and aspirations. Our committees are already hard at work...


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View from the Top | Transparency, Inclusion, and Engagement

View from the Top | Transparency, Inclusion, and Engagement I have been an SRAI member since 2003. My first annual meeting was in Pittsburgh that year, one year and one month after I became a research administrator. I have said it often, but it bears repeating here in print – I truly owe my...


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View from the Top | 2020 SRAI Election Results

View from the Top | 2020 SRAI Election Results Each year, SRA International holds elections for positions on the Board of Directors, a comprehensive group of our members who devote time and effort throughout the year to enhance the organization through the service of governance. In accordance...


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View from the Top | Meet SRAI’s Amazing Staff

View from the Top | Meet SRAI’s Amazing Staff From happy times when we were all together! Left to right: Emily Mincey, Virginia Cunigan, Dilyana Williams (seated), Gina Cuevas, Jennifer Atkison, Debbie Appler, Ellen Quinn, and Evan Roberts. Not in photo, Jim Mitchell. Meet SRAI...


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View from the Top | Summary of the Board of Director Meeting(s)

View from the Top | Summary of the Board of Director Meeting(s) Since my last article in February, the Board of Directors has been busy conducting the Society’s business. In a typical year, the Board meets in person once in the winter and again in the summer. However, to respond to the...


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View from the Top | A Good Read

View from the Top | A Good Read Like many of you I have been working from home. With all this “extra time” on my hands, I have been able to do a little more reading. I often try to read something on the best seller list. It dawned on me that if SRAI was a book, it would be an award winner. ...


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View from the Top | The Power of Connection

View from the Top | The Power of Connection Nearly six years ago, one of my Alabama colleagues invited me to an SRAI Chapter meeting. A lot has happened since that invitation, and now here we are. My involvement in SRA International began with a Chapter meeting invitation in the summer of...


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View from the Top | Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic

Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic I live in New York City aka COVID-19 epicenter in the USA. To be precise, I live in a middle-class neighborhood in Queens about 20 miles from Manhattan. Under “normal” circumstances I ride the subway to work each day for about 45 minutes...


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View from the Top | New Year, Same Challenges, New You

View from the Top | New Year, Same Challenges, New You Welcome to the not-so Roaring 20s in research administration. I want to challenge each of you to focus on the “New You.” In particular, let’s start with some highlights from Stephen Covey’s, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” ...