Anne Hannigan retiring as associate vice president

Anne Hannigan
Anne Hannigan

ANNE HANNIGAN, associate vice president for research administration, is retiring after 28 years at Stanford. Hannigan served in leadership roles in three schools and in the university’s central administration. Beginning Aug. 1, Hannigan will work half time until the selection of her successor.

RANDY LIVINGSTON, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer, said this in an announcement of Hannigan’s retirement:

“She started in 1982 in the School of Medicine as division administrator for General Internal Medicine, then became director of the offices of Student Affairs and Medical Education. From 1984 to 1993, Anne was associate dean for administration in the School of Education. She then moved to the School of Engineering for 10 years as senior associate dean for administration under Deans JIM GIBBONS, JOHN HENNESSY and JIM PLUMMER. In 2003, Anne assumed responsibility for the Office of Research Administration.

“Throughout her time at Stanford, Anne has led or served on numerous committees, task forces and special projects within the university and through national higher education organizations. Most recently, she was appointed to the board of the National Council on Governmental Relations.

“During her time in ORA, Anne has set a vision for transforming the processes that support the research enterprise and begun the implementation of the Stanford Electronic Research Administration (SeRA) system. The first module of SeRA, an electronic proposal and routing form, was introduced to campus in January 2010. Between now and the end of this year, research administration files will be scanned and made available to the entire research community, and a PI workbench will be in place so that investigators can track the status of their projects. All central office processes are being redesigned for greater efficiency as they move into electronic form.”

He added, “I am very grateful for all Anne has contributed to Stanford over the past 28 years and for her consistent dedication.”

Livingston and ANN ARVIN, vice provost and dean of research, will co-chair the search committee for Hannigan’s successor.