Distinguished University Professor Selected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Astrophysical Research Consortium

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce D. Michael Crenshaw, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors for the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC).mike_office_small

“I’m excited about this new position because it opens up new collaborative opportunities for our faculty and students,” Crenshaw said. “It’s a reflection of the continuing growth of Georgia State University’s stature in the scientific community.”

As Chair of the Board of Governors, Crenshaw’s responsibilities include maintaining the ARC’s budget and business activities, overseeing the annual board meeting and developing relationships with new partners.

Georgia State is one of ARC’s full partners. The organization owns and operates the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, including the 3.5-meter telescope, and manages the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Crenshaw’s appointment goes into effect July 2017.

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