William James Sanns, B.A.
Faculty Specialist and Director, Information Services,
Application and System Development - With over 20 years of academic software and system development experience, I have designed, built, implemented, and managed programs from small applications through large-scale international multi-language systems and operations. I developed and have perfected a method to focus on process and need rather than feature and function, and I have been successful in using this method to provide systems supporting data collection and data management, animal tracking, inventory control, clinical trial management, productivity management and tracking, content, scheduling, and others throughout my academic tenure.
Business Development - Our business development activities focus on the development of a service/cost center and not to build a profit center at the expense of utilizing university research dollars for our own gain. Our business development activities focus on building a sustainable program with the capacity to support research and operations at the lowest marginal cost. Beyond the normal grant and contract support, we currently generate between between $100,000 and $200,000 revenue per year which is used to supplement and support DEB. Through our accomplishments, we have been able to market and deploy our systems throughout the local area as well as several out of state facilities. Our current focus is on our local military partners where several options are in play that may lead to a sustained source of department revenue.
Program Development - Through my career, I have built research support programs from scratch. I have been able to find, assemble, train, and manage cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams to understand and manage the whole research picture and environment, rather than the traditional technical ?slice? that just seems to fall short or fail at other organizations. I continue to create programs where we are able to understand the investigators operations, scientific domains, roadblocks, and hurdles to provide the services needed for a successful research project or endeavor. The expertise in this area comes from finding the balance of excess operational capacity to expand and accomplish this work without burdening the existing department resources already in play to support our existing university programs.
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Omaha , NE
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Montgomery , AL