Brenda Brooks

  • Senior Associate Director
  • Workflow and Compliance Manager
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center Building University Park, PA 16802
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Brenda serves the Penn State research administration community with a particular focus on contractual compliance issues, including export control and data security.   

In addition to overseeing two teams within the Office of Sponsored Programs, she is responsible for ensuring proper workload distribution amongst a large group of Negotiators and Processing staff, as well as overseeing the Unit’s annual budget and various human resource activities. She also coordinates multiple University-wide professional development opportunities to include ACES, ACOR, ACOR Retreat and the ACOR Professional Development Committee. She serves as the OSP liaison with the Office of Research Information Systems, continually working to identify process efficiencies and troubleshooting system issues.

Brenda is one of the inaugural ACES program graduates, and came to OSP in 2005 after working for several years in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She has served in many roles within OSP, starting her tenure as a Staff Assistant. From there, she transitioned to a Junior Negotiator, Negotiator, Senior Negotiator, Associate Director, and her current role of Senior Associate Director.