Spotlight: How Can Rick Tysor Help You?

Rick Tysor is a Renaissance man.

He helps faculty and staff develop strategies and proposals for virtually any type of program at Stetson University including new graduate and undergraduate degrees, non-credit programs, centers, institutes, initiatives, grants and contracts (in conjunction with the Office of Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives) and other academic programmatic activities.  Rick can also advise you on academic budgets, financials, and faculty-related policies and procedures.

If it is administrative in nature, Rick can usually answer your question or direct you to the person who can.

Rick Tysor is executive director of academic administration at Stetson University. Reporting to the Provost, Rick is responsible for administrative process and policy improvements to facilitate effective and efficient operations at all levels of support, and reduce the administrative burden on  faculty.

Rick assists with budget development and reviews, and financial analyses of existing and new academic programs.  He also oversees research development including grants, contracts, affiliation agreements, pre-award and proposal, as well as research administration support (award and post-award) including budget development and justification support of proposals, negotiation of sponsor awards, and review of affiliation agreements with corporations and other entities.

Did you know? Rick Tysor is Stetson University’s institutional liaison to the accrediting body Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSOC).

UPDATE: On the afternoon of April 17, 2017, Rick Tysor (far right, blue suit) was awarded “Problem Solver of the Year” at Stetson University.

About Rick Tysor

Richard (Rick) Tysor has over 25 years of experience in administration, business operations management and analysis, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Stetson University in 2013, he served as executive director of Duke University’s Office of Interdisciplinary Program Management, and was responsible for administrative oversight and support of Duke University’s signature institutes and centers and provostial initiatives and programs. Mr. Tysor also served as assistant dean for business and finance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health and as assistant director of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Center of Marine Biotechnology. He has worked in business management positions at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and in major industry and charitable organizations. Mr. Tysor also served over 20 years in the military, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from the National Guard.

Rick Tysor earned a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University and M.S. in business and financial management from Johns Hopkins University.