As Assistant Director for Finance and Administration, Grace Babukiika is responsible for the direction, execution and management of the unit’s business, personnel, and research administration functions. This includes strategic planning as part of the management team, direct oversight of human resource and personnel activities, budget formulation and execution, payroll administration, procurement; facilities and space management; supervision of administrative personnel and students; and review of University and sponsored research reporting. Ms. Babukiika has an extensive background in Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining MITH in 2014, Ms. Babukiika gained University experience by working as a Business Services Coordinator and Business Manager at the University of Maryland, College Park and as an Accountant at the University of New Haven. She has also held senior-level financial positions in Banking and Manufacturing firms. Ms. Babukiika holds an M.B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and a B.B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York.