Call for Nominations - Yale Representative to Brookhaven Science Associates’ Board of Directors

University seeks nominations for a candidate to serve as Yale’s representative to the board of directors for Brookhaven Science Associates.

To: FAS science faculty, SEAS science faculty, YSM science faculty, deans, vice presidents, Provost’s Office

Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking nominations for a candidate to serve as Yale’s representative to the board of directors for Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA). Along with providing policy and fiduciary oversight to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), this role is critical in supporting an important and expanding collaborative relationship between BNL and the university.

As background, BNL is managed for the Department of Energy by BSA, which is principally a partnership between the State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle. BSA is governed by a board of directors appointed by the SUNY Research Foundation and Battelle, as well as Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, and Yale. The board is responsible for providing policy and fiduciary oversight for the lab’s management and advice and assistance to the laboratory director on significant scientific, technical, or management issues.

Yale and BNL would greatly benefit from closer connections. Increasing these connections, for example, was identified in Yale’s University Science Strategy Report (item nine, page 70) as a structural and organizational enhancement that would improve Yale’s STEM research. Along with nurturing this relationship, Yale’s representative to BSA will provide valuable Yale perspective to BNL and participate in board oversight functions.

Those interested in nominating themselves or another faculty member are invited to send a brief statement of nomination to" conversion="false" data-linkto="mailto:" href=" ?subject=" title=""> by March 15.

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in this position or who would consider nominating suitable candidates.


Mike Crair
Vice Provost for Research