Walter E. Massey

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Walter E. Massey, "president of Morehouse College, served as director of Argonne National Laboratory from 1979 to 1984, as the University of Chicago 's Vice President for Research, including that at Argonne, from 1984 to 1991, and as founding Chair of the University of Chicago Development Corp. from 1986 to 1991. He was named to his current membership on Argonne 's Board of Governors in 2004.

"One of the nation's top science administrators, Massey directed the National Science Foundation from 1991 to 1993. He then served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of California System until being chosen Morehouse's ninth president in 1995. His vision for the college, twice ranked as the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine and the nation's largest, private liberal arts college for African-American men, is to place it among the finest private undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the world...

"Massey has served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Trustee of Brown University and Rand Corporation, Co-chair of the AAAS Steering Committee for the Project to Strengthen the Scientific and Engineering Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, a member of the National Science Board (1978-83), on the visiting committee for the physics departments of MIT and Harvard, and on the Superconducting Supercollider Site Evaluation Committee of the National Academies of Science and Engineering." [1]

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  1. Program Advisory Panels Announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, accessed December 9, 2007.