Honor for Crystal Umaru, ECE Staff Member

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Crystal Umaru

Society of Research Administrators International’s (SRAI) ‘Future of the Field’ recognition program aims to highlight the up-and-comers of Research Administration demonstrating leadership among their peers and institutions in innovative ways that advance the field.

Crystal Umaru, ECE Assistant Director of Finance and Business Services, was selected by a committee of Research Administrator peers, after the program received well over 100 nominations from around the globe. Applications were evaluated based on candidates’ career history, demonstration of exceptional professional growth, and significant contributions made to the advancement of Research Administration.

The individuals recognized through Future of the Field are some of the best and brightest in our profession,” said Gloria W. Greene, President, SRAI. “Embrace this recognition, believe in yourself, and continue striving for excellence. The future is bright, and you are poised to make a remarkable impact in your field!”

‘Future of the Field’ honorees will be formally recognized at SRAI’s Annual Meeting this October in Seattle.


The Society of Research Administrators International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development, and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries. www.srainternational.org/who-we-are

For more information, contact SRAI at membership@srainternational.org.  

Press Release provided by SRAI, July 6, 2023

Published August 1, 2023