Mr. Darling has served as the associate director of administration since the 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 nonacademic 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.
He has served on numerous Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) site visits and on nine cancer center external advisory boards at various times.
Prior to assuming the role of associate director of administration, he served as the division administrator for Adult Hematology/Oncology for five years.
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.
He is an active member of professional associations, including Association of Cancer Executives and the Cancer Centers Administrators Forum.