Dr. Sherine O. Obare Named Interim VP for Research

Congratulations to Former NOBCChE board member and science bowl chair, Dr. Sherine Obare on her new appointment!

A researcher with a long track record of attracting external funding and collaborating on international research efforts has been named Western Michigan University's interim vice president for research.

Dr. Sherine O. Obare, who has been serving since December 2016 as associate vice president for research, will assume the leadership role charged with guiding the University's research agenda. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1 and was made pending approval by the WMU Board of Trustees. She replaces Dr. Daniel M. Litynski, who has served as vice president for research since 2010 and is returning to the faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Obare is expected to serve in her interim role for a minimum of six months, while the University undertakes a national search for a permanent vice president for research. Her appointment was announced by WMU President John M. Dunn, who is retiring this summer, as well. Dunn made the decision to appoint Obare in consultation with President-Designate Edward B. Montgomery, who is scheduled to become WMU's ninth president on Aug. 1.

"Dr. Obare brings to her new role a wealth of research experience and extraordinary success in the federal funding arena," Dunn says. "She also has a strong administrative background and a deep commitment to mentoring the next generation of young researchers. Her leadership will allow our research initiatives to continue unabated while we fill this critical position for the long term."

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Philip Adero - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Obare, You really make us proud.

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