March 1, 2011 | On February 25, UCAR president Rick Anthes announced in an all-staff email message that he would step down in December.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time as UCAR president,” he said. “It has been amazing to witness and help support the achievements of our employees in research, facilities, and education. We have a first-class group of dedicated, talented staff.”
After he leaves his post as president, Rick will remain at UCAR for three years in a part-time phased retirement. He plans to work on writing, research, and community and public service projects and will assist UCAR/NCAR management and the UCAR Board of Trustees with special projects upon request.
An international search for his successor will begin shortly, with the new president expected to be on board at the start of 2012.
Rick, who was appointed in 1988, is the longest serving of the five UCAR presidents since the organization was established in 1960. More about his career is found at “UCAR President Richard Anthes to step down in December,” from the NCAR & UCAR News Center. Also see a statement from the UCAR Board of Trustees in UCAR Magazine.