Dawn has a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming. She worked for several years as an accountant in the manufacturing industry. Dawn joined WOU in 2013 as an accounting tech in the Business Office and the Health and Wellness Center. She joined the Grants Management Office at TRI in April, 2014.
Assistant to the Director
Nancy Ganson is the Assistant to the Director, and is housed in the Grants Management Office. She is the Todd Hall Building Manager, Supervisor of Student Work Force and Travel Coordinator at TRI. She earned her BFA from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO in 1981. Nancy’s primary expertise is in Logistical Management, Travel and Office Management.
Nancy started at TRI in 1998 as a Travel Coordinator and Research Assistant for the Deaf Blind workgroup. Several years later Nancy began working for the Director of TRI as an assistant and has now worked with the past 4 Directors. Over the years Nancy has provided project coordination and project assistance to virtually all grants housed within TRI and she brings a certain organization, efficiency, and passion for the work we do.
Nancy has served for both WOU and TRI in support of the Governor’s Food Drive. She has been the Faculty Advisor for Catholic Campus Ministries since 2003. She also served on the Abby’s House Board 2003-2005.
When not working, Nancy and her husband Greg enjoy hanging out with their dog Buddy, and being very supportive of college athletics.
Center Director, Grants Management Office
Cindi Mafit holds a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of California at Davis. She has worked in The Research Institute's Grants Management Office since 1998, and serves as the business manager and grants financial specialist to 85% of the grants and contracts funded at the institute. Holds Certificates in Grants Financial Management, Research Administration, and Leadership from NCURA and SRA.
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