David Schmidt is the Assistant Director, Special Projects, Office of Sponsored Programs at Colorado State University. This is a new role at Colorado State University and includes interaction with Internal Audit and Business and Financial Services to identify and address areas where we can improve processes.
David started his career in Research Administration in 1983, during this time he has worked exclusively in central administration. Some of the areas he has been involved with are preparing and submitting Indirect Cost Proposals, developing the methodology and the policies and procedures for recharge centers, assisting with the writing and submittal of the Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statement (DS-2) and establishing policies and procedures for the research enterprise. He was the functional lead for a Grants ERP Implementation and was the functional lead for the ECRT implementation at Colorado State University.
David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Research Administrator (CRA).