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Laura Keesor

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Laura Keesor
Grants and Contracts Specialist
6 Agricultural Administration

Laura comes to us from Central CFAES Finance as part of a team responsible for college level oversight of sponsored programs. In this position she managed the college release time process. Her strengths are in reporting, compliance, payroll and audit. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from Capital University and has served the majority of her career in CFAES primarily supporting the Department of Extension. Previously, she has supervised student payroll as part of OSU Central Human Resources, served as lead finance officer for the State 4-H Office and Ohio 4-H Foundation, served as lead contact for payroll reporting/compliance for Dept of Extension. Laura has over 5 years of experience working with sponsored programs having been involved with the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).