Washington, DC— The Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Institution for Science announced today that President Matthew P. Scott will retire at the end of this year. Committees of the Board are being formed to recommend an interim president and to begin the search for a new president.
Dr. Scott stated that: “I am honored to have been able to help guide such a wonderful Institution towards the future. Carnegie is a very special place, filled with remarkable scientists, thought leaders, and administrators whom I have been lucky to have as colleagues and friends. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I am proud of what we have accomplished as we laid the groundwork for years to come. Now I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and on personal pursuits.”
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Institution, we would like to thank Matt for his many contributions to Carnegie over the past three years,” stated Board Co-Chairs Suzanne Nora Johnson and Stephen Fodor. “Matt has continued the Carnegie Science tradition of recruiting terrific scientific talent and maintaining a strong financial position. He embarked on a strategic planning process to help define the future path for the Institution. He has brought extraordinary creativity and vision to Carnegie and has positioned us well to begin the next phase in our history. We are most grateful for Matt’s efforts to advance Carnegie’s mission and we wish him the best in his retirement.”