Northwestern has named Andrea Zakrzewski the interim director of the Office for Sponsored Research-Evanston, effective March 4.
Zakrzewski is an accomplished research administrator with experience at both the departmental and school levels. She has held several important positions since joining Northwestern in 2007, including most recently as OSR-Evanston Associate Director. She previously held various positions of increasing responsibility at Rush University and Loyola University Chicago.
As interim director, Zakrzewski will manage OSR-Evanston, serve as the institutional representative for all sponsored programs on the Evanston campus, and oversee the sponsored programs portfolio of Evanston-campus based schools, centers, and academic units, as well as NU-Qatar.
Kelly Morrison, who was with the University for nearly 10 years and who served as director of OSR-Evanston since fall of 2015, has accepted a position at the University of Virginia. The search to select a new director of OSR-Evanston is underway.