Cynthia “Cindy” Hope is Georgia Tech’s associate vice president for Research Administration in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research.
As a 25-year higher education veteran, Hope was the assistant vice president for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Alabama before joining Georgia Tech in 2019. At Georgia Tech, she served as the Office of Sponsored Programs’ director of government and not-for-profit contracts and grants. Hope previously served on the board of the Council on Governmental Relations and chaired its costing policies committee.
She is a former chair and remains on the executive committee of the Federal Demonstration Partnership, and she served six years on the National Science Foundation’s business and operations advisory committee.
Hope oversees all operations of research administration and sponsored programs, identifying sponsored research opportunities to grow the Georgia Tech research enterprise. She ensures Georgia Tech stays in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. Hope also provides thought leadership and guidance to all Institute research administration matters, ensuring Georgia Tech remains a top-tier research university.