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Michelle Grainger

Director of Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS)

Managing Director, Executive Farm Management Program

Special Outreach and Education Programs, CALS NC State Extension

Nelson Hall 1307


Michelle Grainger has been affiliated with the Center for Innovation Management Studies at NC State’s Poole College of Management since 2000. She brings a wealth of organizational and communication skills to the Managing Director’s role and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CIMS, including its marketing, recruitment and program offerings.  Additionally, she manages the Center’s assessment center, including the administration and analysis of it’s tools.  Ms. Grainger’s work includes planning workshops and annual sponsors meeting, as well as serving as CIMS’ primary liaison with its researchers and corporate sponsors.

She holds a BS in Management from the Poole College of Management, NC State University and a BA in Communication from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, NC State University.


Bachelor of Art and Science, Business Management, Marketing & Intl. Business & Communication, Interpersonal Relations, North Carolina State University (1998)