Executive Committee Michael Darling, MHA
Mr. Darling has served as the associate director for administration since the IU Simon Cancer Center was established in 1992. In this role, Mr. Darling is responsible for financial management, facility operations, budget preparation, grants administration, and intra-institutional relations. He is the chief operating officer of the organization with responsibility for non-academic issues involving the administrative and operational activities. Mr. Darling also leads the planning and evaluation process, in particular the formal review of active and developing research programs.
Mr. Darling received a B.S. in allied health administration in 1980 and a master of health administration (MHA) in 1985, earning both degrees from Indiana University. Prior to assuming the role of associate director for administration, he served as the division administrator for Adult Hematology/Oncology for five years. He is an active member of professional associations, including Association of Cancer Executives and the Cancer Centers Administrators Forum and has served previously as a NCI consultant for various grant reviews.