GSO Administration

Leadership for URI Narragansett Bay Campus

R/V Endeavor returning to GSO’s dock.
Photo by Alex DeCiccio.

GSO Administration works to advance the Dean’s vision for GSO while overseeing the School’s non-academic functions. This includes:

  • The Dean’s Office staff, who are responsible for general administrative support, special events, advisory council & committee staffing, etc.;
  • the GSO Business Office (updated 05/21/2024), which is responsible for budgeting, fund accounting, financial reporting, policy compliance, and various eCampus access authorizations;
  • GSO Facilities & Operations, which manages campus planning, facilities management, capital projects, ship operations, computer services, shipping & receiving, maintenance/custodial services and campus security;
  • GSO Research Administration (updated 2/5/24), which provides comprehensive pre- and post-award support to principal investigators for sponsored projects; coordination of large multi-investigator and intra- or inter-institutional proposals and other support of the School’s research enterprise; and
  • GSO Public Engagement, which produces print publications, digital media, communications and K-12 educational programming.

In addition, GSO Administration has oversight over select programs and activities which the School operates for external sponsors. Examples include:

Finally, GSO Administration works broadly with a variety of public and private partners to advance GSO and its position as a leader in Rhode Island’s blue economy. This includes the GSO Corporate Affiliates program and close collaboration with the URI Foundation on various philanthropic initiatives.