Lyle M. Anderson, state director for the Washington Small Business Development Center at Washington State University, has been named interim director of the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute.
Anderson will supervise all operations and projects at SIRTI as a loaned executive from WSU.
Anderson joins Terry Novak, director and professor of Eastern Washington University’s graduate program in public administration, who was recently appointed interim director of the Joint Center for Higher Education.
The appointments put into place a two-person interim management team to guide JCHE/SIRTI operations as the search for a permanent executive director is conducted. Earlier this month, Hugh Sullivan announced he would be leaving the executive director’s post by midyear.
JCHE Vice Chairman Mac McGrath, speaking on behalf of the organization’s board of directors, said Anderson brings “a wealth of business and technology knowledge to SIRTI, as well as a focus on small business.”