Administrative Core

What we do

The primary objective of the Administrative Core is to maximize the productivity of MPC researchers by reducing administrative burdens. The Administrative Core is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Center, as well as planning for and facilitating the continued development of the MPC. MPC's directors and administrative staff help MPC researchers develop new research ideas and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. The Administrative Core provides internal communications, human resources administration, administrative support for projects and other cores, proposal development support, grants management, and fiscal management for the Center.The Administrative Core is staffed by a small team of administrators under the direction of the MPC Director, Steven Ruggles, and Associate Director, Catherine Fitch, with input from the MPC Advisory Board.

Who we are

Administrative Core Staff:

  • John Robert Warren, Minnesota Population Center Director
  • Catherine Fitch, MPC Associate Director
  • Rich Portnoy, HR and Finance Manager

Contact us

Please contact Cathy Fitch for assistance or more information regarding Administrative Core services.