I am honored and privileged to be asked to lead such a prestigious institution during this time of transition. I greatly appreciate the confidence that both the Board of Regents and the chancellor have expressed in my experience and leadership, and I am looking forward to participating in the future of DRI. - Dr. Robert Gagosian
Gagosian is the president emeritus of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and served as that organization's first president and CEO from 2007 until 2015. He is also the president emeritus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and served as the organization's president for 12 years.
Gagosian earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Columbia University. In addition, he was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Click to view full biography.
Gagosian will serve as acting president through June 30, 2017, or until a permanent president is hired through a national search undertaken by the Board of Regents.
The official NSHE Announcement can be read here.