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.
1890 Research Administrator
Work closely with the deans, faculty, and other leaders to set by the Vice President of Research, Economic Development, Public Service Activities and Executive Director of I 890 Research and Extension.
Provide leadership in support of our 1890 Research Program
Senior Extension Director, Adult Leadership & Community Economic Development
With statewide responsibility for this program area, developed and monitored practices to ensure that South Carolina State University’ s 1890 Research & Extension Adult Leadership & Community Economic Development Program are current, needed and properly delivered.
PLANNING, DIRECTION, AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Family Health Centers, Inc., Orangeburg, SC December 1998 – January 2000
Seven site healthcare organization that provide services in the following areas, Urgent Care, Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Dental, Child Care, Clinical Services, Podiatry and Health Education.
Risk Management & Quality Control
Business & Economic Developer
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, November 1996 – December 1998 1890 Research & Extension (SCSU) The cornerstone of the historical land-grant status of the university charged with conducting research and outreach activities that address the quality of life issues for the citizens of the State of South Carolina
Replacement Parts Source Manager
The Husqvarna Group, Orangeburg, SC, May 1994 – July 1996 $1 billion manufacturers of lawn and garden products, with subsidiaries operating home appliances.