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Three new trustees join UCAR's board

Nonprofit science consortium also adds seven member universities

Oct 23, 2017 - by Staff

BOULDER, Colo. — Three new trustees are joining the board of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

In addition, UCAR is welcoming seven new member universities. This brings the total membership for the nonprofit consortium to 117 universities and colleges across North America that focus on research and education in Earth system science.

The three newly elected trustees are Alphonso Diaz, vice president of financial affairs and treasurer at Marymount University; Rana Fine, professor of ocean sciences at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami, and David Randall, university distinguished professor at Colorado State University.

At the UCAR annual meeting, UCAR's members also reelected four sitting trustees on the 18-member board: Chris Bretherton, professor of atmospheric science and applied mathematics at the University of Washington; Petra Klein, professor of meteorology and associate dean in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Science at the University of Oklahoma; Gudrun Magnusdottir, professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine; and Charlette Geffen, chief science and technology officer for Earth and biological sciences at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

"Our new and returning trustees bring extensive experience and dedication, and I very much look forward to working with them to ensure that UCAR continues to be a world leader in the Earth system sciences," said Everette Joseph, chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees and director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the University at Albany-SUNY.

The new member universities are University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Duke University; Louisiana State University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; and University of Saskatchewan.

"It is an honor to welcome these great universities to UCAR," said UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi. "The work of university researchers and educators is more important than ever as they train the next-generation workforce and collaborate with partners in government and the private sector to advance our understanding of the Earth system for the betterment of society."

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