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Research Administration and Finance Office (RAF) Leadership

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Research Administration and Finance Office (RAF) Leadership

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald as Interim Assistant Vice President of Research Administration and Finance, effective November 8, 2021. Mr. Fitzgerald has over 40 years of experience in pre- and post-award research administration, including 10 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and 14 years at Harvard. At Harvard, he served as Associate Dean for Research Administration for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Prior to Harvard, Mr. Fitzgerald served as Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at MIT. He is currently a consultant with Huron. 

Mr. Fitzgerald will report to Ms. Eileen G. McLoughlin and provide interim leadership to the Office of Research Administration and Finance. He will oversee RAF and manage the administrative operations related to the support of faculty in the submission of grant proposals and awards.  

Mr. Fitzgerald received his Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from St. John Fisher College.

Please join me in welcoming Patrick Fitzgerald to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Division of Finance.