Claude Canizares to step down as vice president

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:01 in Mathematics & Economics

Claude Canizares will leave his post as an MIT vice president at the end of the current academic year, on June 30. President L. Rafael Reif announced the news today in an email to the MIT community. Canizares, who is also the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
and associate director of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, will take a sabbatical after stepping down. “For 40 years MIT has benefited from Claude’s exceptional commitment and service,” Reif wrote, adding: “Claude has excelled at making contributions that have touched nearly every corner of the Institute.”  A faculty member in the Department of Physics since 1974, Canizares joined MIT’s central administration in 2001 as associate provost; in 2006 he became vice president for research. Since January 2013, he has served as a vice president with responsibility for overseeing MIT’s expanding global engagements. “MIT is an outstanding institution, thanks entirely to its remarkable people,“ Canizares says. “It has been...

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