Knowledge Enterprise leadership

Adriana Kuiper

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

Adriana Kuiper is assistant vice president and chief of staff for the executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University. In this role, she is a senior member of the leadership team responsible for the execution of strategic, operational and cultural changes. Kuiper leads large-scale, complex projects and acquisitions on behalf of the EVP, and also oversees a variety of operational units, including project management, business analysis, quality management, analytics, marketing and communications, human resources, events and administration.

Prior to this role, Kuiper served as a leader for multiple research-centric projects including the National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences in Oncology Center; the establishment of ASU as the first university in the United States to receive ISO 9000 certification; and setting up the ASU international offices in Vietnam, Mexico and Malawi. Kuiper also served on multiple task forces for the HIBAR Research Alliance and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), specifically in evaluating the characteristics of use-inspired, society-oriented research. She also co-published, with colleagues at Kings College London and the Global Federation for Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), a report on Leveraging Extreme InnovationShe is currently a board member for the Future Talent Council’s Faculty and Staff Development board. 

 Kuiper holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. She has served as president of ASU’s Project Management Network and has served on the board since its inception. She is also an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) and an active member of the Project Management Network (PMI), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).