The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has announced that Eric J. Barron will be the next director. His appointment begins on or before August 1, 2008.
Barron comes to NCAR from the University of Texas, where he is dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences and holds the Jackson Chair in Earth System Science. Previously, he served as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and professor of geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University and as an associate professor at the University of Miami.
With his appointment to the Director position he will be stepping down as NCAR Trustee. In addition to his involvement with NCAR he is a member of six professional societies and has been editor of various climate and geology journals. He is currently chair of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
For more information visit the NCAR Web Site.