Borg to serve as acting head of NSF's Geosciences Directorate
January 6, 2017
Scott Borg, who is currently the head of the Office of Polar Programs’ Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics section will serve as acting Assistant Director (AD) for NSF’s Geosciences Directorate (GEO) beginning in late February.
On Feb. 24, Roger Wakimoto completes his tenure as GEO AD. Wakimoto has served as AD since February 2013.
William E. Easterling, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, will assume the post of GEO AD on June 1.
In a statement announcing the transition, NSF Director France A. Córdova described Borg as “an experienced and highly respected scientific administrator who is familiar with the Foundation as a whole, as well as the operations of the GEO Directorate.”
She added that “I am confident that he will provide GEO with strong leadership during this important transition period.”
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