Sr. Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Chief of Staff and Assistant Director of OVPR Administration
Karen Houghtaling joined the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2018 and became the Manager of OVPR Administration in 2019. In her role, Karen oversees the administrative affairs of the office and provides executive support to the Vice President for Research and the Chief of Staff. She also supports the leadership team and leads a group of executive assistants who support leaders across the research enterprise.
Prior to joining OVPR, Karen served as the Business Manager in the Graham Sustainability Institute for eight years and was in a similar role in the Erb Institute for three years. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University.