Robert Carter, the Director of Administrative Services is the senior staff position in the Department and is responsible for oversight of financial, administrative, and personnel functions of the department, including all sponsored program activity (grants and contracts), procurement, budget analysis, Academic Resource Appointments (ARS), and policy and procedures. Interaction with numerous departments on campus, including AGNR Fiscal Office and external agencies. Provides assistance to faculty on a variety of topics from academics to financial support and grant budget development and proposal preparation. Overall goal is to ensure compliance with all college, university, state and federal regulations. Bob has been with the University of Maryland system for more than 20 years.