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ITI names Hanna Richmond as Associate Director for Administration

The Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has named Hanna Richmond as its new Associate Director for Administration.

Hanna Richmond
Hanna Richmond
As such, Richmond will be responsible for overseeing ITI’s budget, serving as a liaison with sponsors and other stakeholders, promoting industry collaborations, and representing ITI on various campus committees.

“We’re so pleased to have Hanna on board and believe that her unique qualifications, work experience, and education will be a huge asset to ITI and the research organizations and companies we work with,” said David Nicol, ITI Director and the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Previously, Richmond served as the Assistant Director for Business and Finance in the Office of Business and Financial Services in the Contract Services Office. In that role, she was responsible for providing business and legal review of contracts, including an agreement for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to process data for Mayo Clinic.

Prior to joining the University in 2014, she served as a legal affairs specialist at Carle Foundation Hospital and a contract specialist at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis. At the latter, she also was an adjunct professor in the clinical research management program, teaching a course on compliance, legal, and regulatory issues in clinical trials.

Richmond holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University. She is currently pursuing an MBA from Illinois.

“I thought it was a good challenge to move from a central university office to a college unit,” she said. “I am excited to learn how the system works from a unit’s perspective and how things may get stuck on the backend. I hope to help ITI navigate those waters.”