Chronister Named National Council on Research Chair
Posted on December 14, 2022
Lynne Chronister, vice president for research and economic development at the University of South Alabama, has been named chair of the Council on Research for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
The Council on Research provides an opportunity for university administrators to share information and coordinate strategies and policies in response to government policy and regulations affecting research and innovation. Members of the council often collaborate on professional development, industry relations and international engagement.
“The biggest benefit to me serving in this role is that it gives the University more visibility,” Chronister said. “It gives the University a voice. We get to have some input in research policy.”
Chronister has served on the Council on Research executive committee with administrators from UCLA and Washington State University. She took office at a university association meeting in November. The issues most important to her nationally are improving administration support for faculty research and increasing diversity in research administration.
As a chair for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Chronister becomes a member of the association board of directors, too.
Chronister serves on numerous local, state and national boards. She was named an Alabama “Woman of Impact” in 2020.
During the 1980s, Chronister was assistant director of sponsored programs at South. Before returning in 2012, she was assistant vice provost for research at the University of Washington. Prior to that, she was vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis. She also worked at the Mississippi State University and the University of Utah. She started her career in research administration working for the Vermont Department of Corrections.
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