Health and Human Development's Niki Page honored by Commission for Women

April 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Niki L. Page, director of grants and contracts in the College of Health and Human Development, is a 2016 recipient of the Achieving Woman Award, in the staff exempt category, presented by the Commission for Women at Penn State.

The Achieving Women Award recognizes Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and accomplishment in their fields, and have gone beyond the requirements of their employment duties and responsibilities in support of the University’s diversity efforts, promotion of equal opportunity or contribution to human causes, and public-service activities.

Page was honored, along with six others, at the Commission for Women’s University-wide luncheon on April 8 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on the University Park campus.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for leadership and mentoring roles,” Page said. “I am very thankful to my nominators. Throughout my time at Penn State I have worked with many amazing people who are doing great work. I accept this award on behalf of everyone who is making an impact, including my colleagues and peers.”

In her role as director of grants and contracts, Page supports external funding for faculty members, researchers, and staff members and students; consults, prepares, and submits proposals; and negotiates grant and contract terms and conditions with programs and funding agencies.

“I have had many great mentors in my life over the years,” Page said. “I am honored to be acknowledged by them. I strongly believe in always looking for opportunities to mentor others.”
Page joined Penn State in 2001 as an administrative assistant in the Department of Physics. Since then she has served as assistant coordinator of grants and contracts, and most recently as grants and contracts manager for the Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office. Prior to joining Penn State, she was a traffic management specialist for the U.S. Air Force.

The Commission for Women serves as an advisory group to the President of the University on the status of women at Penn State, advocates for women's concerns, and recommends solutions.

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    Niki L. Page

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Last Updated April 11, 2016