José Miguel Román
April 7, 2020
Koya partnered with Rutgers University on the search for a Vice President for Research Administration. The search resulted in the recruitment of José Miguel Román to the role.
At Rutgers, Román is responsible for a $10 million budget and a customer-focused team of more than 110 employees, including the pre-award grants submission team, the award set-up team, the post-award administration team, corporate contracts, and the regulatory affairs team overseeing IRB, conflict of interest, and export control.
Román joined Rutgers from New York University, where he served as Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs Administration. There, he led a team of over 30 well-trained, professional research administrators and a complex, global research infrastructure that expends more than $887 million on research and development.
Prior to his tenure at NYU, Román also served as Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Finance at Columbia University, where he managed a complex portfolio of public and private grants and contracts for the university. At both, NYU and Columbia, Román was responsible for building service organizations that provided research faculty and their staff with the highest level of support for work performed on a global scale.
Over the course of his career, Román has also worked on issues as varied as youth development, LGBT civil rights, HIV/AIDS, vaccine research, and international emergency relief and development. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations and is currently the co-chair of the National LGBT Advisory Board of the Democratic National Committee.
Román holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at City University of New York. He received his Master’s degree in Economics from the same institution. He earned his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. Román received his Doctorate in Ministry at the New York Theological Seminary, where he concentrated his academic work on modern spiritual movements.
Read the press release: Rutgers University Names José Miguel Román as Vice President for Research Administration.