Louis D. Whitesides, D.B.A., CRA
Certified Research Administrator
Senior Research Administrator
Demonstrated record of excellence in helping to un-complicate the web of strategies and implementation of infusing and increasing research across a spectrum. Proven achievements of interfacing effectively and efficiently with all levels of administration, faculty, staff, funding agencies, legislators and the distinct situations that involve them.
Senior Administrator with verifiable year after year success achieving increased research funding, faculty participation, and enterprise growth objectives within rapidly changing environments. Extensive experience with federal funding agencies, state and national political systems, which requires a deep understanding of critical drivers in multiple focus areas and industries; highly successful in building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on internal and external customer commitments. Customer focused performance driven. Leading, managing and motivating 73 faculty, staff and students with a budgetary responsibility of $6 million. Have secured over $15 Million in Appropriations and Grants from local, state and national sources.
Education & Credentials
Executive Leadership Certificate (December 2016), Cornell University, Ithaca New York
CRA – Certified Research Administrator (March 2013), Research Administrators Certification Council.
(Management Development Program) Harvard University, Cambridge , MA / 2012
Doctor of Business Administration, (DBA) International Business / Argosy University- Sarasota / 2008. International Projects Completion (Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, China, Costa Rica , Nicaragua, Dominican Republic , Guatemala , Bermuda)
Master of Science, (MS) Business Management. Southern Wesleyan University / Central, SC / 1997
Bachelor of Science, (BS) Computer Science: Minor in Mathematics / South Carolina State University. / 1994