Robin Hexter has joined the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies as assistant dean/ executive officer of the college. She replaces David McCarren, who served in this capacity for six years and is now assistant director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark.
A world-class institution with more than 200 personnel, the College of Marine Studies operates research and teaching facilities on the University’s main campus in Newark and at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes on the shores of Delaware Bay. The college currently has over $10 million in research projects under way, funded by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Naval Research, Environmental Protection Agency, and other sources.
As assistant dean/executive officer, Hexter will ensure that the college runs smoothly and efficiently within its budget. More specifically, she will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the college including personnel, purchasing, and contract-and-grant negotiations.
Since 1992, Hexter has worked in several administrative capacities at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Most recently, she managed the financial systems and operations of the Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, which has an annual budget of $20 million. This included the fiscal management of research grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and sub-contracts, as well as non-research budgets such as endowments and gifts.
Hexter earned a master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Hexter’s office is in Robinson Hall on the Newark campus. She resides in Bel Air, Maryland.