Thomas Bogdan departing as UCAR president

June 30, 2015

BOULDER – The Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) announced today that it is exercising its option to terminate Thomas Bogdan’s five-year contract as UCAR president, effective July 10.

The board is looking at several possibilities for an interim leader.

"UCAR stands out for the remarkable talent and leadership of its staff," said Eric Betterton, UCAR board chair. "The board is deeply committed to the ongoing success of the organization."

The board expressed appreciation to Bogdan for his service to UCAR and its member universities. As president for the last three and a half years, Bogdan provided new vision for the organization, working to diversify funding sources and build relationships with the commercial sector.

The board reached its decision after careful deliberation in order to move the organization forward with a new president.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a nonprofit consortium of 105 colleges and universities offering degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.


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