The Office of the Vice President for Research advances the research mission of the university, promoting and facilitating scholarly activities while ensuring compliance with applicable research regulations and guidelines.
In 2007, following nine years of service to K-State as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, R.W. Trewyn became its first Vice President for Research. He continues to serve as President of the KSU Research Foundation, the university’s intellectual property development entity.
Vice President Trewyn joined the K-State faculty in 1994 as associate vice provost for research and professor of biology. He came to K-State from the medical school at Ohio State University where he was professor of medical biochemistry. His research program there focused on molecular and cellular events involved in cancer development and treatment. Prior to his tenure at OSU, he carried out cancer research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Trewyn graduated from business school in Illinois, served as a Staff Sergeant in the infantry in Vietnam, and later earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in his native Wisconsin. In 1974 he earned the Ph.D. from Oregon State University with research emphases in microbial physiology, biochemistry and genetics.
The following research administrative units, research support and development services, and core facilities report at present to the Office of the Vice President for Research: