The leadership of the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation consists of a Chair, a Vice- Chair, and a Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Lawrence Cornett from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciencesserves as Chair of the Board. Dr. James Rice from South Dakota State University serves as Vice-Chair and Dr. Peter Goodwin from the University of Idaho serves as Secretary/Treasurer.
The EIF is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of Chancellors, Vice Presidents of Research, and internationally recognized scientists. The Board is responsible for all affairs of the Foundation—from approving all major policies to implementing the operating plans of the organization. Board members serve a two or three year term, and meet approximately six times per year.
The Board accomplishes its work through several subcommittees or task forces, each led by an “agency-designated” representative. These representatives have significant and relevant agency expertise and experience, with the majority having received competitive funding from the identified agency, having served on agency review panels, and participating in or holding leadership positions within the [agency] Project Directors Councils.
Executive Director Jessica Molesworth manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, including all administrative, managerial, and programmatic activities.