Office of UCAR President



Dr. Antonio J. Busalacchi has served as president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) since August 2016. Prior to his appointment at UCAR, Busalacchi served as director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and as a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland.

The nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research—UCAR—was created in 1960. Our founding mission was simple: to operate the National Center for Atmospheric
Research on behalf of NCAR’s sponsor, the National Science Foundation, for the benefit of the atmospheric and related sciences community.

In 2015 we published a new Strategic Plan in which we expressed our vision:

Understanding tomorrow’s weather and climate through partnership, research, discovery, and innovation.

As the needs of our community and the problems facing our society and our planet have evolved, UCAR’s mission has broadened:

To empower our Member Institutions, our National Center, and our Community Programs by

  • Promoting research excellence
  • Developing fruitful collaborations
  • Managing unique resources
  • Creating novel capabilities
  • Building critical applications
  • Expanding educational opportunities
  • Engaging in effective advocacy

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Staff Directory (24)
Hosansky, David hosansky@ucar.edu303-497-8611
Gallon, Zhenya zhenya@ucar.edu303-497-8607
Drummond, Rachael rachaeld@ucar.edu303-497-8604
Snider, Laura lsnider@ucar.edu303-497-8605
Stevens, Peggy peggys@ucar.edu303-497-8601
Sinha, Simmi simmi@ucar.edu303-497-8602
Branscombe, Ali abran@ucar.edu303-497-8609
Sundvall, David sundvall@ucar.edu303-497-8898
Coleman, Kelly kelly@ucar.edu303-497-8870
McClellan, Meg mmcclell@ucar.edu303-497-8875
Finley, Aneka afinley@ucar.edu303-497-1655
Anderson, Michael maanders@ucar.edu303-497-8564
Olson, Wendy wolson@ucar.edu303-497-8874
Plummer Sherrard, Kelly kellyp@ucar.edu303-497-1658
Busalacchi, Antonio tonyb@ucar.edu303-497-1652
Reisdorf, Jill reisdorf@ucar.edu303-497-1654
Farrar, Mike mfarrar@ucar.edu303-497-1719
Brinkworth, Carolyn carolyn@ucar.edu303-497-1670
Rock, Robyn rrock@ucar.edu303-497-1186
Luna Aponte, Kristen kaponte@ucar.edu303-497-1657
Schmitz, Joanna joanna@ucar.edu303-497-1653
Kelly, Gloria gloriak@ucar.edu303-497-2102
Rayder, Scott rayder@ucar.edu303-497-1673
Gerstman, Ari gerstman@ucar.edu202-787-1624

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