Lowe to assist sponsored research program, Duley now TAC interim director

PLATTSBURGH - Howard Lowe, director of the Technical Assistance Center at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, is assuming a new role with Sponsored Research Programs at the college.

Lowe began serving as assessment and data manager March 3 and is working to develop ways of sharing resources with other Sponsored Research programs and colleges - both regionally and statewide.

"I am pleased to have been asked to join the Office of Sponsored Research," Lowe said. "In my eight and a half years at TAC, I have worked closely with that office, since it provides vital services that support TAC's economic and community development work."

"We appreciate Howard's years of service to the college and community through the Technical Assistance Center," said Patricia Higgins, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. "And we look forward to having him help the Office of Sponsored Research in this new capacity."

"Howard has a knack for building consensus, which will be a huge asset as we develop ways of working together with other schools and research programs when it comes to items like compliance, technology transfer, import/export controls and grants management," said Michael Simpson, director of Sponsored Research at SUNY Plattsburgh. "These efforts, in turn, will support the goals set forth in SUNY's strategic plan. Through them, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has called for us to streamline services while serving as economic engines to our communities."

Victoria Zinser Duley has been named interim director until the college can complete a search for a new TAC director.

"We are pleased that Victoria has agreed to temporarily serve in this capacity," said Higgins. "An accredited planner and a certified economic developer, she has worked as TAC's assistant director and knows the program well."

Duley's experience also includes time spent as vice president of the Development Corporation of Clinton County, as the executive director of a non-profit community development agency in Keeseville and as a planner in both the public and private sectors in Palm Beach County, Fla.

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