E-LINE: Cherry A. Murray named dean at Harvard University
The Harvard Corporation has announced that it has selected Cherry A. Murray, principal associate director for Science and Technology, to be dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, George Miller announced this morning in an administrative memo. Murray also will become the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The appointment is effective July 1.
Murray has had oversight of the Laboratory's scientific and technical programs and the quality of science and technology Laboratory-wide since she joined the Lab in 2004. She served as the deputy director for Science and Technology from 2004 to 2007 and then was named as key personnel for the contract proposal, becoming the principal associate director for Science and Technology under the LLNS management in 2007.
Murray has been a dedicated proponent and architect of the Laboratory's strategic science and technology vision, and has successfully championed strong partnerships with government, academia and private industry, Miller said.
"She is an internationally recognized premier scientist and she has made substantial contributions to the Laboratory. She has been a critical force in focusing the Laboratory's science and technology capabilities on the major challenges facing our country in national security, energy and environmental and economic sustainment," Miller added. "I know Cherry will be a tremendous asset to Harvard University. She will be greatly missed here at the Laboratory."
The position of principal associate director for Science and Technology will be posted and a Screening Committee will be appointed.
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