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Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Averyt

Statement from Acting President Dr. Robert Gagosian

On behalf of everyone at the Desert Research Institute, I would like to congratulate Dr. Kristen Averyt on her appointment as the Institute’s eighth, and first female, President.

Dr. Averyt’s energy and passion for scientific discovery along with her excellent record of accomplishment in both research and academic administration provides her with the knowledge and experience to lead this unique, global Institution.

During the interview process, it was clear that her communication skills and heartfelt desire to connect with faculty, students and staff will serve her well as she takes the helm on July 1st.

She is the right person at the right time to lead DRI to its next level of contribution to science, education and service to Nevada, the country and the international community.  

- Dr. Robert Gagosian, Acting DRI President