Professional Memberships and Certifications
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- Certified Research Administrator
Charlene's diverse background includes positions in higher education as well as private industry. For eight years, Charlene served as the fiscal officer for the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and spent over seven years with the public accounting firm Kafoury, Armstrong and Company. In her current position as assistant vice president of research administration, she provides a good perspective regarding regulatory issues faced in the research environment and strives to maintain compliance while still offering the high quality service researchers expect.
Charlene also has a strong dedication to her community. She served on the Washoe County School District Audit Committee for over 10 years, served a four-year term on the Washoe County School District Other Postemployment Benefits Board and served as board treasurer for the Washoe County DUI Task Force from 1999 to 2003. Charlene currently serves on the board for the Committee To Aid Abused Women (CAAW).