Senior Leadership

DRI's Senior Leadership is composed of the institute’s President, Vice Presidents, Division Directors, and special counsel. The Leadership's mission is to provide advice and counsel to the president on matters regarding policies, procedures, and strategic planning.

 Kristen Averyt Dr. Kristen Averyt
President

Office: 775/673-7311
Office: 702/862-5406
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Lawrence Buja
Vice President for Research

Office: 775/673-7327
Office: 702/862-5460
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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 Rina Schumer

Dr. Rina Schumer
Assistant Vice President for Research/Academic Officer
Office: 775/673-7414
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Chris Ipsen
Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Research Computing
Office: 775/674-7130
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Peter Ross
Assistant Vice President Campus Planning and Physical Plant
Office: 775/673-7388
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Dr. Marc Pitchford
Executive Director for Division of Atmospheric Sciences

Office: 775/674-7127
Office: 702/862-5432
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Tim Minor
Interim Executive Director for Division of Earth Ecosystem Sciences
Office: 775/673-7397
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Dr. Kumud Acharya
Executive Director for Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Office: 702/862-5371
Office: 775/673-7305
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz
Director of Human Resources
Office: 775/673-7317
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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  Iris N. Stewart
Special Assistant to the President/Manager of the DRI Research Foundation
Reno Campus: Direct Dial (775) 673-7312
Las Vegas Campus: Direct Dial (702) 862-5366