The Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski Service Award is conferred by the NORDP Board of Directors in recognition of the commitment of a NORDP member to the growth of NORDP as an organization, strong efforts toward furtherance of the research development profession, and service to peers. It is named in honor of NORDP’s founder and first president, Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski. An award is presented at the annual conference to one NORDP member in good standing. The 2018 Awardee is Jeff Agnoli.
Who: Jeffrey T. Agnoli; Education, Funding and Research Development; Office of the Vice President for Research
Where: The Ohio State University
Number of years in research development: 25
Length of NORDP membership: 8
What initiative are you the most proud of in your role as a NORDP volunteer?
I have enjoyed my role in enhancing the general and fiscal operations of NORDP as well as my contributions to the field through presentations and pre-conference workshops.
How has your service to NORDP enhanced your career?
My understanding of the RD professional role/function and how it works on different campuses enables me to adopt best practices for my own university.
Describe how NORDP has changed from when you initially joined.
When I joined NORDP in 2012 we had ~600 members and we are now close to ~900 members and still growing. Our committee structure and organizational operation have morphed from what was a small nonprofit to a much more sophisticated organization. As we have grown, we have been able to offer more services to our members and contribute to expanding the RD profession. Two-thirds of our members are early-career professionals — that was not the case in 2009 when NORDP began.
Compiled by Daniel Campbell, Member Services Committee. Read more about Jeff’s efforts on behalf of NORDP here. Congrats, Jeff!
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