Board of Trustees

Research and Economic Development Committee

Wilkerson

Kim Wilkerson
Chair

McAbee

Patti McAbee

Smith

Bill Smith
Vice Chair
 

Richardson

Mark S. Richardson

Lynn

Louis Lynn

Emeriti:
J.J. Britton
Tom McTeer

The Research Committee shall consider and recommend policies regarding the research activities of the University and shall maintain continuous review of University compliance with laws, regulations and guidelines related to research activities. Research policy shall be designed to

  • increase the quality and quantity of University research and scholarly activities
  • encourage and facilitate growth in external funding for University research programs
  • advance undergraduate and graduate education, and public service
  • develop a broad public awareness of the societal benefits of the scholarly achievements of the University
  • promote entrepreneurial activity and transfer of technology to increase the number of patents, licenses and start-up businesses