ORSO’s Matt Michener selected to serve as NCURA Region VI chair-elect

Matt Michener, associate director for the Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO), has been selected as chair-elect for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region VI beginning in January 2023 and continuing as chair for 2024. The is Matt’s most recent commitment to NCURA over nearly 9 years with WSU.

“Matt is a proven leader with a passion for NCURA’s mission. I am confident that he will continue to make a positive impact on NCURA and its members, which include many WSU research administrators,” said Dan Nordquist, associate vice president for the Office of Research Support and Operations.

Founded in 1959, NCURA isa non-profit professional society dedicated to advancing the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and fostering of diverse, collegial, and respected global community. With over 7,500 members from over 1,100 colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, and research institutions in 40 countries, NCURA is actively involved in furthering communication and understanding between research administrators both within and outside the U.S.

NCURA’s Region VI is comprised of research administrators in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.