Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Director Office of Sponsored Programs
Jean Mercer has been in her current position since 2016. As the director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, she is provides leadership, direction, and management for the office. She collaborates with the Vice Chancellor for Research, other UT leadership, external business partners, and state and federal agency representatives to oversee UT research requirements. Mercer also has delegated authority to negotiate and accept sponsored contracts and grants, as well as signature authority on proposals.