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K-State Today

March 11, 2024

Welti appointed director of core facilities

Submitted by Office of the Vice President for Research

Following an internal search, Ruth Welti, university distinguished professor of biology, has been appointed director of core facilities at Kansas State University by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

In this role, Welti will serve as the representative for the university's portfolio of core and shared-use facilities. She will establish and lead a council of core facility directors and selected associate deans for research who will make recommendations in consultation with faculty users to unify policies and practices around core facility staffing, cost structure, accessibility, resourcing and refresh/reinvestment planning.

Welti will also help to set expectations and provide an understanding of how new funds will be used to invest in core facilities on an ongoing basis. She will coordinate and manage requests and develop and implement a strategy whereby core facilities are placed into a rotation for investments. In addition to working closely with core facility directors and associate deans, Welti will also work closely with Beth Montelone, senior associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Research Development, as well as staff in the Division of Finance.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Welti to our team," said David Rosowsky, vice president for research. "Her profound expertise in laboratory research and core facility leadership positions her to offer exceptional leadership to our faculty and staff."