Three named to key positions
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 18:02
He then spoke of his visions for the graduate school and research, and where he’d like to see ASU headed.
The university’s mission is teach, research and service, which Sustich said he uses as a means to generate creative activity and new ideas.
“Our goal in the office is to help them obtain the funding, externally, that might be necessary, to build the infrastructure to make sure we’re generating new knowledge and also involving our students,” he said. “Going beyond what you learn in the classroom really brings your education home and leaves you more well-rounded then just straight classroom work,” he said.
The Office of Research and Technology Transfer (OORTT) and Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA) will be moving out of the ABI building, due to the arrival of the recently completed business and technology incubator, which will be used to help fund startup companies, but will also contain office space that is currently occupied.
The tentative plan is for the departments to move into the new floor over Spring Break, during which the incubator should come online as well
“There was a need for OORTT and SPA to move out of the ABI building so that space could be fully available, so the decision was made to move them to the sixth floor of the library, which had never been finished off,” Sustich said. “When we decided to merge the graduate school with research, we decided we would move them upstairs instead of the library acquisitions.”