The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to
Becky Zavala (Zuh‐Vahl‐uh), Manager of Research Finance and
Analysis in the Office of Research and Economic Development at
the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln.
Since assuming her role in managing research finance and
analysis, Becky has made the financial operations of the Office of
Research more efficient and more transparent. Her work ethic is
remarkable; her colleagues describe her as no‐nonsense,
competent and quick. With her advanced technology skills, Becky
has automated many processes and enhanced reporting for
clients. She integrated sponsored funding data into a campus
resource that allows campus administrators to easily view multimetric
snapshots of their units' sponsored funding performance
over multiple years. These resources will allow for enhanced
benchmarking and improved decision‐making. Becky, who
recently earned her MBA from UNL, typifies the work ethic and
talent of which any organization would be proud.
Today Becky is accompanied by the following guests: her
husband, Brandon; Prem Paul, Vice Chancellor for Research and
Economic Development; and Mike Zeleny, Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.
Please join me in thanking Becky for her dedication to the
University of Nebraska‐Lincoln and the Office of Research and