Cynthia Sagers will join Arizona State University’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development in September as vice president of research. With a personal mission of advancing equity, accessibility and excellence in research, she will work to grow and secure research development.
Sagers comes from Oregon State University where she served as the vice president of research. She previously held research leadership roles within University of Arkansas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
“Cynthia Sagers is a proven leader who has advanced cutting-edge research and scholarship during her roles at Oregon State University, the National Science Foundation and the University of Arkansas,” said Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at ASU. “We look forward to the energy, leadership and initiative she is sure to contribute as ASU’s knowledge enterprise continues to scale rapidly and expand our impact globally.”
Sagers will also be a professor within ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.