Research Executive Director Joins LMU

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS | Angie Rochat has joined LMU as executive director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects and the new Office of Grant Evaluation and Statistical Support, Kat Weaver, associate provost for research and professional development, announced. Rochat brings more than 18 years’ experience as director of sponsored research and federal relations at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. At LMU, she will provide leadership and vision for a collaborative and effective infrastructure to support faculty scholarly and creative endeavors.

ORSP will be hosting a welcome reception for Rochat on Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. in UH 3000.

At Fort Lewis College, Rochat co-drafted federal legislation, successfully advocated for the adoption of language into the Higher Education Act to benefit the college’s tuition waiver, led strategic planning of the sponsored research office, created and co-led the Grants Advisory Council, and led the technology transfer efforts, including patent applications. Under her guidance, the college’s grant portfolio volume increased from $8 million in FY04 to $20 million in FY18. She was also co-principal investigator on a Lumina Foundation grant for $1 million titled “Reducing the Postsecondary Attainment Gap for American Indian / Alaska Native Students: Linking Policy to Practice.”

Rochat’s leadership at LMU will build invigorating collaborations and partnerships across campus that will propel faculty scholarship and creative endeavors, including work in Information Technology Services, the William H. Hannon Library, and post-award administration and accounting. She will directly oversee ORSP and the new Office of Grant Evaluation and Statistical Support, helping faculty find, apply for, and manage a variety of sponsored projects. Rochat will also serve as the university’s research integrity officer.

She earned her Master of Arts in public policy from New England College and her B.A. in English from The Ohio State University.