Director, Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR
As the director of sponsored programs and the EPSCoR Nevada office, Lori Brazfield administers $25 million per year in federal and state agency awards for programs such as the Solar Nexus Project.
In her position with the Nevada System of Higher Education, she supervises 10 staff members for both pre-award and post-award in Las Vegas; negotiates federal, state and intra-inter institutions grants and contracts; provides policy interpretation and guidance relating to grants and contracts with all parties to the award; and more. She has been an invited industry speaker and panelist on numerous occasions.
Brazfield graduated from UNLV with her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and summa cum laude from Trident University International with her MBA. She has also earned her Practice of Research Administration and Management Program certificate. She is a member of the Intermountain University Research Administrators, the Society of Research Administrators International and the National Council of University Research Administrators. During her career, she has successfully written numerous grant initiatives resulting in millions of dollars in funding for Nevada.