Skip to comments.Smithsonian Names David Skorton as Its New Director
Posted on 03/10/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by iowamark
The Smithsonian Institution announced on Monday that it has chosen an energetic fund-raiser and a forceful advocate of the arts and humanities as its new director: David J. Skorton, the president of Cornell University.
Dr. Skorton, who is also a practicing cardiologist, was selected as secretary out of a starting field of 200 candidates by a unanimous vote of the Smithsonians Board of Regents...
Calling the job a once-in-a-lifetime chance, Dr. Skorton said he hoped to shine a light more clearly on people behind the scenes at the Smithsonian. He deferred laying out any other agenda or priorities, saying his first task was to learn about the institution.
Before coming to Cornell University as president in 2006, Dr. Skorton was a faculty member at the University of Iowa for 26 years, three of them as president...
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Dr. Skorton is diplomatic and generally non-political. This is good news for the Smithsonian.
Not an Obama bundler? Is this possible?
He is a superb choice......except, of course, for the downside that we will lose him as President.