PULLMAN, Wash. – Heidi Jarvis began her new position as director of development in the Office of Research and the Graduate School on Nov. 1.
 
The focus of her work is specific to research, the Graduate School and the environmental sciences – with an emphasis on sustainability, technology and food safety initiatives. She serves on the WSU Center for Environmental, Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO) executive committee to collaborate to develop interdisciplinary federal and state proposals as well as opportunities with private foundations and industry.
 
Howard Grimes, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, and Jarvis worked closely on several initiatives and development alignments when she was assistant director on the corporate and foundation relations team at the WSU Foundation.
 
“We are very pleased to have Heidi join our team,” Grimes said. “She has made great strides in finding alignments for the Office of Research and the Graduate School, and she is a great fit for our operation.”
 
“I’m grateful to be working with such a wonderful group of people,” Jarvis said. “WSU Research and the Graduate School have a great deal to offer, and I know we’ll be successful in reaching our fundraising goals.”
 
Jarvis served as executive director 1996-2007 of the Washington-Idaho Symphony, where she successfully led the individual donor and corporate fundraising ventures, private and federal grants and operational aspects of the organization. She also served on the fundraising team at the University of Oregon and the federal grant team at the University of Idaho.