The Office of Advanced Research Computing’s (OARC’s) Business Operations, Grants, and Workforce Development team directs the financial management, grant coordination, project management, event, marketing and educational activities of the department. Collaborating with leaders across campus and throughout Central Administration, our role in managing OARC’s assets and liabilities includes formulating, implementing and monitoring departmental and financial policies and procedures, and preparing and interpreting financial analyses. It is our obligation to carefully steward University resources. In addition, the Business Operations team leads the administration office, including department-level human resources issues, actions, and activities and workforce development support. Our office works closely with the OARC Associate Vice President and Directors of ACI, ACI-REFs, and Data and Visualization as well as the University Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer and their respective Business Management teams.


Key Responsibilities of Business Ops, Grants, and Workforce Development Team

  • Administrative oversight and management of department
  • Liaison to Office of Sponsored Research and Associate Deans of Research
  • Grant management
  • Management of OARC budget, financial needs, and funding opportunities
  • Project management
  • Communications including social media and press relations
  • Departmental website
  • Coordination of education, outreach, training and workforce development both within and beyond the University
  • Department-level human resource functions and workforce development support
  • Coordination of student and staff interns

Meet the Team:


Kristin Lepping, MIS




Janae Baker, MLER
Senior Program Coordinator





Donna Parano
Business Specialist





Joylynn Almeida
Program Assistant





Alyce Barnhardt
Administrative Assistant






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