News from the National Academy of Sciences

February 15, 2024

National Academy of Sciences Elects Treasurer and Councilors

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has elected a treasurer and four members to serve on its governing Council. All terms begin July 1, 2024.

William H. Press has been re-elected to serve a third four-year term as the Academy’s treasurer. Press is the Leslie Surginer Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. As treasurer, he will continue to be responsible for the financial activities of the Academy.

The NAS Council is the board of directors of the organization and comprises five elected officers and 12 additional members, four of whom are elected each year. Councilors elected to three-year terms beginning July 1 are: Wendy L. Freedman, John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago; Susan A. Gelman, Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Linguistics, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan; Brigid L.M. Hogan, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center; and Karen C. Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale School of the Environment. The new councilors succeed Huda Akil, John C. Boothroyd, Kenneth A. Ribet, and Hao Wu.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Molly Galvin, Director, Executive Communications
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