Erika Cottingham tapped for Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Columbus State University
Columbus State University has selected Erika Cottingham, MEd, CRA to serve as Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. Ms. Cottingham brings nearly 19 years of experience in Grants Management and Business Operations, including 15 years of supervisory experience, to the administrative role.
A nationally Certified Research Administrator, Ms. Cottingham was a consultant for Shared Services Research at Morehouse School of Medicine prior to her appointment at CSU. Previously, she was manager of Research Administration Services, Basic Sciences at Emory University. She also has served in leadership roles in grants and research services at UNC Charlotte, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Cottingham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio, a Bachelor of Education degree in Middle Childhood Education from Temple Baptist College in Ohio, and a Master of Education degree in Middle Childhood Education from Liberty University in Virginia. She currently is pursuing a Juris Master degree in Contract Law and Intellectual Property at Emory University School of Law.