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Pete Koch, MBA

Peter Koch serves as the Director of Research Administration for the MetroHealth System. He also serves as the Associate Director, Grants and Contracts at MetroHealth, for Case Western Reserve University.

Mr. Koch has been involved in research administration and sponsored programs since 1990. His roles have included research administration leadership, management, operations, assessment, planning and training.  His experience spans sponsored programs pre-award, post-award and compliance, as well as space and facilities planning and research operations. Prior to joining MetroHealth in 2018, he spent six years at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as Executive Director and Associate Dean. He also spent more than 22 years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he planned, established and managed an evolving sponsored programs infrastructure. As Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs, Mr. Koch oversaw pre-award and post-award sponsored programs for a portfolio that grew to exceed $150 million in annual external funding.

Mr. Koch has been a member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) and the National Council of University Administrators (NCURA) since 1993. He was appointed to the inaugural group of Peer Reviewers for the NCURA Peer Review Program in 2007 and has served on that Program’s Oversight Committee, as well as Committee Chair.  Mr. Koch has also served on NCURA’s Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration Traveling Workshop faculty and was a founding member of the SRAI Ohio Chapter and served two terms as Chapter President.

Mr. Koch holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance from Xavier University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University.