Board of Regents Appoints Secretarial Search Committee

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Summary

Cristián Samper, Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian, announces that the Board of Regents has appointed a search committee to select a new Secretary of the Institution. Members are Alan G. Spoon, Regent; Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Regent; L. Hardwick Caldwell, Chair of the Smithsonian National Board; Anne d'Harnoncourt, Regent; Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Regent; Walter E. Massey, Regent; Jeffrey P. Minear, Administrative Assistant to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Chancellor; and Roger W. Sant, Regent. The committee will also select three members from the Smithsonian community. Subsequently, Irwin I. Shapiro, former director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and W. Richard West, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, are added to the search committee. On July 13, 2007, the Regents announced that Dr. Maxine Singer, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, had been added to the search committee.

Subject

  • d'Harnoncourt, Anne 9/7/1943 - 6/1/2008
  • Leahy, Patrick Joseph
  • Massey, Walter Eugene
  • Becerra, Xavier 1958-
  • Sant, Roger W
  • Spoon, Alan G
  • Minear, Jeffrey P
  • Caldwell, L. Hardwick "Hacker"
  • Samper, Cristián
  • Roberts, John G 1955-
  • Shapiro, Irwin I
  • Singer, Maxine
  • West, W. Richard
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Email Announcement, May 8, 2007
  • Smithsonian Institution Email Announcement, July 13, 2007

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 8, 2007

Topic

Secretaries

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