Office of Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is a staff operation that has the mission of providing full support for all cross-department, cross-disciplinary, and cross-decanal unit initiatives.

The unit provides finance, human resources, student support, marketing and communications, event management, procurement and facilities support for an ever-changing array of centers, institutes, interdisciplinary degree programs, and large center grants.  It allows the School to be increasingly nimble in starting up new entities with high professionalism and high efficiency, without undue internal political wrangling.