Announcement - Director, Grant Accounting

Business Officers & Research Administrators,

 I’m pleased to announce that Maria Soliman will be joining the University of Iowa as our new Director of Grant Accounting effective April 30th.  Maria comes to us with over 20 years of leadership experience in pre- and post-award research administration at institutions such as Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Carolinas Healthcare System, University of North Carolina and The Ohio State University (including its Research Foundation).  She has extensive experience in research financial compliance, sponsored programs, budget & contract negotiations, and clinical trials administration.  Maria is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she studied Business & Applied Economics with an emphasis in Financial Management and a minor in Statistics.  She is an active and engaged member of the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) where she serves on multiple committees & working groups.  Maria is excited to join the University of Iowa and work with our great staff in the Grant Accounting Office. 

 I want to thank the following individuals outside of Finance & Operations who contributed their valuable time during the interview process:  Wendy Beaver, Ann Ricketts, April Tippett, Erin Brothers, Kristi Fitzpatrick, Lori Bassler, Nick Francisco, Wendy Walker, Jason Heath and Duane Staskal.  Thank you also to our Associate Director, Angie Klein, who has admirably & successfully served as the Interim Director for the last several months.

 Please join me in welcoming Maria to the University of Iowa – I am hopeful many of you will have the chance to meet her soon after we are all back on campus!

 Stay well,

Selina Martin

Selina Martin | University Controller  | The University of Iowa
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Publish Date: 

Monday, April 20, 2020