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Nagy named assistant vice president for research development and administration

Daniel Scholl, South Dakota State University’s vice president for research and economic development, has named Dianne Nagy as assistant vice president for research development and administration.
A national search was conducted to fill the newly designed role to lead SDSU’s research development and administration. Nagy had been serving in a closely related interim role of director of sponsorship development for the past year.
“Dr. Nagy is a great fit for SDSU and our core values,” Scholl said. “She will bring her rich institutional knowledge and her commitments to excellence and growth to helping faculty and staff, departments and schools, and colleges succeed in their land-grant missions of creating knowledge for society. I look forward to her leadership to help us bring to reality what we dream and imagine.”
Scholl also credited Nagy for providing excellent leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and, along with her staff, working tirelessly to support the mission of research administration while also serving as the university’s research integrity and compliance officer.
Nagy, who received her master’s degree in educational administration from SDSU and a doctorate in higher education administration from USD, came to SDSU in 2002 and has been in various roles.
“My career at SDSU has focused on enabling our faculty to serve the public good through innovative teaching and research,” Nagy said. “I see this new leadership role as an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the university’s research enterprise during a pivotal period of transition and growth. I am eager to expand support for our talented professionals and increase SDSU’s impact through research, scholarship and creative activity.”
In addition, Nagy was the recipient of the 21st annual Dorothy and Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award, announced by the Brookings Human Rights Commission in September 2020.
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