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18 October 2011 • After an international search, the UCAR Board of Trustees has named Thomas J. Bogdan to succeed Richard Anthes as UCAR president. His new role begins on January 9, 2012. Bogdan, who has led NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center for over six years, has a rich history with NCAR, UCAR, and NSF.
“Tom Bogdan is an excellent scientist, an experienced manager, and an effective communicator and advocate for science both nationally and internationally,” says Dennis Hartmann of the University of Washington, chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees. “We are very excited that he will be leading UCAR into the future.”
“I am delighted with this choice,” Anthes says. “I have known Tom for many years as a superb scientist and leader, a thoughtful and considerate person, and a man of highest integrity. I have great confidence that he will provide UCAR with distinguished leadership.”
For more details on the announcement, see the UCAR news release issued on 18 October and the letter from Dennis Hartmann, below.
Bogdan's interest in the history of NCAR's High Altitude Observatory is chronicled in a 2000 Staff Notes article, The archaeologist of HAO . He describes his stint in Washington in a 2005 feature, Rotating scientists recall time at NSF.