Gloria Greene, assistant vice president for contracts and grants at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Office of Sponsored Programs, is the first woman of color to become president-elect of the Society of Research Administrators International.
SRAI is the global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from more than 40 countries.
Greene became the first woman of color elected to the SRAI board in 2016. Her term as president-elect begins in November 2022.
“The best part about this position is that I learn new things that I can adapt here at UAH to assist our faculty and research staff in making their jobs much easier and less cumbersome when engaging with the Office of Sponsored Programs,” said Greene. “My number one goal is to build upon the outstanding accomplishments of the society.”
She plans to work with SRAI headquarters staff, the board and membership to offer educational programs, including developing a program explicitly designed for principal investigators and post-doctoral researchers.
“Gloria’s tireless dedication to investing in the future of our field, while providing the practical day-to-day knowledge essential to success, can be seen through her daily updates in our Connect social media platform, her highly regarded training sessions at conferences and her intellectual contributions to our strategic planning,” said Evan Roberts, SRAI executive director.