UCAR assembles committee of leading Earth system experts to find next NCAR director

Diverse committee to be chaired by Kristie Boering

July 9, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. — The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has assembled an experienced and diverse search committee of experts from across the nation to find the next director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

The 12-member committee will be chaired by Kristie Boering. A UCAR trustee, Boering is the Lieselotte and David Templeton Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The other committee members include a broad array of NCAR and UCAR administrators and scientists, as well as top Earth system science experts from the research community.

"These individuals have generously agreed to take a leading role in finding the next director," said UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi. "They represent the breadth, depth, and diversity of key stakeholders in our community, and they will each bring tremendous expertise and insights to the search process."

The committee will be supported by Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm with expertise in recruitment of leaders for national scientific and research organizations.

The current NCAR director, James Hurrell, is stepping down this summer to take a position as the Walter Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering at Colorado State University.

"The role of NCAR director is critically important to our community and we will be seeking an internationally recognized scientific leader with exemplary management experience," Busalacchi said. "My sincere thanks to the individuals on the search committee for committing their time to this important priority."

More information about the NCAR Director search

NCAR Director Search Committee

CHAIR

Kristie Boering, Ph.D.
Member, National Academy of Sciences

Trustee, UCAR Board 
Trustee Liaison, UCAR President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations 
Professor, University of California, Berkeley

MEMBERS

Terri Adams, Ph.D.

Member, UCAR President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations
Deputy Director, NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology
Associate Professor, Howard University

Rita Colwell, Ph.D.
Member, National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
President and CEO, CosmosID, Inc.

Chris Davis, Ph.D.

Director, NCAR Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM), and 
Associate Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Charlette Geffen, Ph.D.

Trustee, UCAR Board
Director, Research Strategy, and Chief Science & Technology Officer for the Earth & Biological Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Department of Energy

Anke Kamrath, M.S.

Director, NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), and
Associate Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Ying-Hwa “Bill” Kuo, Ph.D.

Director, UCAR Community Programs, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Rachel McCrary, Ph.D.

Chair, NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly
Project Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Michael Morgan, Ph.D.

Trustee, UCAR Board
Chair, NCAR Budget & Programs Committee, UCAR Board of Trustees
Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Scott Rayder, M.P.A.

Senior Advisor to the UCAR President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Jadwiga “Yaga” Richter, Ph.D.

Co-Chair, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Innovation Council
Scientist III, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD), National Center for Atmospheric Research

Kathryn “Kathy” Sullivan, Ph.D.
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Senior Fellow, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ambassador-At-Large, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Biographies of Committee Members

 


 


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