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Smithsonian Science Chief to Retire
8 January 2014 2:30 pm
Less than 4 months after the Smithsonian Institution’s secretary, G. Wayne Clough, announced his plans to retire, the organization’s chief science officer today said she will leave in March. Eva Pell has held the undersecretary for science job for about 4 years. During her tenure at the Smithsonian—a partially federally funded organization consisting of 19 museums, a zoo, and six science research centers—Pell helped developed cross-museum efforts and a new strategic plan for the institution.
Pell’s announcement creates three key vacancies for the Smithsonian to fill. In September, Eldredge Bermingham, the director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, stepped down after 7 years on the job.