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DRI Foundation Board welcomes six new Trustees

RENO/LAS VEGAS - The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents today approved the following appointments to the DRI Foundation Board of Trustees. 

“We are proud to welcome these six extremely talented and influential leaders to our Board,” said Chuck Creigh, DRI Foundation Board Chair. “DRI is Nevada’s premier applied research institution and the DRI Foundation is committed to making a difference in assiting our scientists and students build, fund, and achieve their research goals.” 

  • Linda Brinkley, Ph.D., 
    • Former Vice President and Dean, University of Nevada, Reno (Incline Village)
  • John J. Entsminger, 
    • General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority, (Las Vegas)
  • Robert B. Gagosian, Ph.D., 
    • President Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, (Reno)
  • Michael Prescott, 
    • SVP and General Counsel, IGT North America Gaming and Interactive, (Las Vegas)
  • Ron Randolph-Wall, 
    • Founder, Quantum Loyalty Solutions, (Incline Village)
  • Terry Van Noy, 
    • Principal, Van Noy Consulting Group, (Henderson)

"The DRI Foundation Trustees bring unsurpassed skills, talents and experience that have proven invaluable as DRI continues its mission to provide scientific solutions to environmental challenges here in Nevada and around the world," said DRI President Stephen Wells, Ph.D. "We receive much, much more than financial support from this wonderful group that always comprises many of Nevada's leading citizens."

For over 25 years the DRI Foundation Trustees have worked with DRI benefactors to support environmental science research aimed at improving people's lives throughout Nevada, the nation, and the world. 

The DRI Foundation was formed in 1982 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 to financially support the mission and vision of DRI. The DRI Foundation's mission is to maximize DRI's global environmental impact by securing necessary funding, promoting DRI to multiple constituencies and expanding DRI's reach.

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About the Desert Research Institute: DRI, the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education, strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives throughout Nevada and the world.

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