Sita Pappu

Congratulations to our very own, Dr. Sita Pappu, Director of the Office of Commercialization, for being recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Women’s History Month Committee and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. This distinguished honor recognizes Dr. Pappu’s professional contributions and service activities that span all of WSU’s campuses, and research and extension centers.

Dr. Pappu is an accomplished scientist, a goal-oriented and results-driven manager, a highly successful administrator, compassionate leader, and mentor to all. In just thirteen years at WSU, she has assembled an impressive list of accomplishments a few of which include:

  • Closing over 500 various types of agreements related to intellectual property management.
  • Licensing over 80 university technologies to industry partners.
  • Obtaining greater than $1 million in research support to drive the development of WSU technologies.
  • Negotiating and obtaining over $4.75 million in license income, patent reimbursements, and royalties.

Reaching such tremendous success in such a short time speaks volumes to Dr. Pappu’s contributions to the WSU community and her exemplary leadership and management. Her motivation, determination, and passion for her work are an inspiration to the entire OC team.

The 2015 Woman the Year and Women of Distinction recipients were formally recognized at the annual Women’s Recognition and Symposium.

  • Negotiating and obtaining over $4.75 million in license income, patent reimbursements, and royalties.