Executive Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations
Roxanne Ford is Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, where she is responsible for developing strategies to build the University’s relationships with corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Her focus is on the schools of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Information & Computer Sciences, and Physical Sciences, as well as related centers and units. The Corporate and Foundation Relations team can help review letters of intent and proposals, interpret funding guidelines, conduct searches for funding opportunities and help prepare faculty and administrators for site visits with foundation representatives.
Previously, Roxanne was Program Director of the Medical Research Grant Program at the W. M. Keck Foundation, which she joined in 1985. Roxanne received a BA from Pomona College and an MS in informal science education from Oregon State University. She has been a presenter at many national conferences, and was chair of the CASE CFR national conference in 2017.