Richard Anthes to step down

UCAR president announces departure

25 February 2011  •  Long-time UCAR president Richard Anthes announced on 25 February that he plans to step down at the end of 2011. Appointed to his position in 1988, Anthes is the longest serving of the five UCAR presidents since the organization was established in 1960.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time as UCAR president,” says Anthes. “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, Anthes will remain at UCAR for three years through a part-time phased retirement. He plans to work on writing, research, and community and public service projects and will assist UCAR and NCAR management and the UCAR Board of Trustees on special projects upon request.

For more details, see the UCAR news release issued on 25 February. Specifics on the search process for Anthes’ successor are posted here.

A statement from the UCAR Board of Trustees

Rick Anthes has provided excellent leadership for UCAR and the atmospheric and related sciences community during his entire career as a scientist, NCAR director, and UCAR president. His ability, integrity and dedication set a very high standard for UCAR, and his leadership has been critical to maintaining the strength of the organization and the remarkable success that it enjoys. Finding another outstanding leader to serve as the president of UCAR is the top priority of the Board of Trustees, and we will begin the search for Rick’s successor immediately, with a goal of having a new president in place by next January when Rick plans to step down as UCAR president.

—Dennis Hartmann, chair
UCAR Board of Trustees


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