ORAU welcomes new board members, new consortium institutions
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU recently announced the election of three directors and welcomed four new institutions to its more than 120-member university consortium.
The following leaders are newly elected members of the ORAU board of directors, who will begin serving in June:
- Michelle Hutnik, ScD, director of research analytics and communications in the Office of the Vice President at Penn State University.
- Samuel Visner, MITRE Corporation, is the director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center, which MITRE manages in support for the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Mr. Visner will serve as an at-large board member.
Michelle Masucci, PhD, vice president for research at Temple University, was re-elected to the ORAU board of directors.
ORAU also announced the addition of the following universities to its consortium as sponsoring institutions, which are institutions of higher learning that grant doctoral degrees in multiple STEM fields and are among the nation’s top research universities:
- Columbia University, a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Learning.
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a public, nonprofit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- University of Massachusetts Lowell, a public, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
At the same time, Texas A&M University-Kingsville became an associate member of the ORAU university consortium. Associate members are those institutions of higher learning offering bachelor’s, master’s or a limited number of doctoral degrees in the STEM fields.
“We’re honored to have these distinguished individuals and institutions help us continue building upon the momentum our team has created to strategically position ORAU for the future,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page.
ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).