[ASA] Fwd: Appointment of GMTO President

Andrew Sheinis asheinis at aao.gov.au
Tue Jan 24 14:12:23 AEDT 2017

Hi All,

Please see the press release below: GMTO has announced its new President,  Dr. Robert Shelton, who will certainly make an excellent leader during this important juncture in the GMT development cycle.

Kind Regards,

Andy Sheinis, AAL GMT-SAC representative

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> From: Pat McCarthy <pmccarthy at gmto.org>
> Subject: Appointment of GMTO President
> Date: 23 January 2017 4:26:00 PM HST
> To: gmtsac <gmtsac at gmto.org>, Rebecca Bernstein <rbernstein at gmto.org>
> Cc: Amanda Kocz <akocz at gmto.org>
> To:          GMTO SAC Members
> From:     Patrick McCarthy, Director
> RE:          Appointment of GMTO President
> I am delighted to announce that Dr. Robert Shelton has been appointed GMTO President. His first official day of work will be February 20th.  
> Dr. Shelton joins GMTO from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement where he has been president since March 2014 and leads the vision and direction of America’s first foundation dedicated solely to funding science. Dr. Shelton has been the executive director of the Arizona Sports Foundation, was the 19th president of the University of Arizona, and provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among many other notable leadership and academic positions at renowned public research universities. He also brings experience as a distinguished experimental condensed-matter physicist focusing on collective electron effects in novel materials, with more than 240 refereed publications, 50 invited talks, and 100 contributed papers to his name.
> Dr. Shelton has extensive experience in the management and oversight of scientific research organizations and has a long history with the astronomical community. During his time at UNC he was instrumental in the bringing the SOAR telescope to completion in Chile. He has served on the governing board of the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA) and the Space Telescope  Institute Council. He currently serves on the AURA board.
> We have posted the announcement to our website at http://www.gmto.org/2017/01/robert-n-shelton-selected-as-president-of-giant-magellan-telescope-organization, and our Founder institutions will also be sharing the news. We expect to see a number of media articles in the coming days.
> If you have any questions regarding the announcement, please contact me or Amanda Kocz, the GMTO Communications Officer.
> Please join me in welcoming Dr. Shelton to the GMTO family.
> -- 
> Patrick J. McCarthy, PhD
> Director 
> Giant Magellan Telescope
> 626 204 0501 (office)
> 626 298 5804 (cell)
> http://www.gmto.org

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