Research development

Brookings Registry | Nagy named assistant vice president for research development and administration

BROOKINGS — Daniel Scholl, vice president for research and economic development at South Dakota State University, has named Dianne Nagy assistant vice president for research development and administration.

A national search was conducted to fulfill the newly conceived role of leading SDSU’s research development and administration. Nagy had been in an interim role closely tied to that of Director of Sponsorship Development for a year.

“Dr. Nagy is a perfect fit for SDSU and our core values,” Scholl said. “She will bring her rich institutional knowledge and commitment to excellence and growth to help faculty and staff, departments and schools and colleges to succeed in their land-grant missions of creating knowledge for society.I look forward to his leadership to help us realize what we dream and imagine.

Scholl also thanked Nagy for providing excellent leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and, along with his staff, for working tirelessly to support the research administration mission while also serving as the head of the integrity and compliance of university research.

Nagy, who earned 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 held a variety of positions.

“My career at SDSU has focused on our faculty’s ability to serve the public good through innovative teaching and research,” Nagy said. “I see this new leadership role as an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the university’s research enterprise during a pivotal period of transition and growth. I look forward to expanding support for our talented professionals and increasing SDSU’s impact through research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Additionally, Nagy received the 21st Annual Dorothy and Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award, announced by the Brookings Human Rights Commission in September 2020.