Interim Associate Director, Administration - Matthew Ruchin
The Associate Director for Administration is appointed by and reports to the Director of the Lurie Cancer Center. The Associate Director position in the Lurie Cancer Center is responsible for overall administrative operations including finance and accounting, purchasing, human resources, information systems, plant operations, research safety and security, public affairs and communications, and office support systems, as well as oversight of development programs and affiliated organization relations. The Associate Director for Administration is a full member of the Senior Leadership, and via membership on the Executive Committee and Leadership Group, is a key contributor to setting strategic direction, policy and priorities for the Lurie Cancer Center.
In his previous role as Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, Ruchin was integrally involved in the preparation of the 2013 competing NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. Ruchin received a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University in 2003. Since 2005 he has held a series of positions with progressive responsibility at the Lurie Cancer Center, and has developed a well-established reputation in health care and cancer center administration.