Our Team

R. Craig Williamson
Director/COO

In 1998, Mr. Williamson established University-Laboratory Associates (ULA) where he developed and managed nuclear science and engineering education and research programs for the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2001, ULA merged with the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) to form a not-for-profit university consortium representing the research institutions in South Carolina. That same year, Mr. Williamson was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for SCUREF.

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Lisa Gleaton
Financial Analyst

Ms. Gleaton began employment at SCUREF in January 2018. She previously worked in other roles such as Director of Financial Compliance of Grants & Sponsored Programs, Senior Accountant, and Grants Accountant, spending the last 12 years in Higher Education Industry. Over the past 17 years working in the accounting field she received certificate and training in; Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting & Budgeting, SC Procurement in a Nutshell & Business Practices, Recordkeeping 101 Training, Fiscal Management Updates, MMO Business Practices, Building Fiscally Stronger Institutions for the Next Generation, and SC RFP Process.

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Dr. William A. Pirkle
Program Director

Dr. Pirkle has been the Principal Investigator on over $2M in contracts for the Department of Energy’s programs at the Savannah River Site.  He was instrumental in establishing the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken, serving as Project Director for a $500K National Science Foundation grant to establish the Center. The Center now serves more than 80,000 patrons per year.

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Nicole Huchet
Program Manager, Charleston office

Ms. Huchet began working with SCUREF in 2001 as a part-time Program Analyst.  Currently, she manages multiple educational grants for the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense.

 

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Nancy Carder
Program Coordinator, Charleston office

Ms. Carder has coordinated grants for the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense since 1997. She specializes in meeting and event planning.

 

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