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Kinsey appointed assistant vice president for research

February 20, 2014

Kinsey appointed assistant vice president for research

Topic: Regents

Jon Kinsey has been appointed to the position of assistant vice president for research — research initiatives in the U-M Office of Research, effective March 1.

Jon Kinsey

The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday.

As assistant vice president at UMOR, Kinsey will work with faculty and staff across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses to strengthen the research enterprise by creating innovative collaborations and fostering new funding models with industry, government and academia.

He will also work to build and strengthen relationships across the campuses to identify and develop major new interdisciplinary initiatives.

Kinsey has been with the university since 2007, working in the College of Engineering first as director of government relations and then as senior director, research relations.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2000, both from U-M. 

"It has never been more important for the university to build and strengthen the relationships that are key to the ongoing success of our research enterprise," said S. Jack Hu, interim vice president for research. "Jon's broad experience in corporate, government, and foundation relations, and in working with faculty on research development will serve us well in these efforts."


Thomas Wright
on 2/24/14 at 10:35 am

I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kinsey occaisionally throughout the years and believe this is an excellent move by the University. Mr. Kinsey is not only exceptional in his role, but serves as a wonderful ambassador for the University in all of his public and private activities. Hail to Michigan for making this decision and good luck to Mr. Kinsey in new role.

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