Wednesday, March 8, 2006
11:45 a.m., Carson Ballroom in Old Main
President Michael Crow
“The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the New American University”
Michael M. Crow became the 16th president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, one that is directly engaged in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of its region. Under his direction the university pursues teaching, research, and creative excellence focused on the major intellectual questions of our time, as well as those central to the building of a sustainable environment and economy for Arizona. He has committed the university to global engagement, and to setting a new standard for public service.
Since he took office, ASU has marked a number of important milestones, including the establishment of the Biodesign Institute; the initiation of many new interdisciplinary research initiatives; the groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art research facilities; and the announcement of two $50 million gifts, endowing the W. P. Carey School of Business, and the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, and a $10 million gift to establish the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Prior to joining ASU, he was executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he also was professor of science and technology policy in the School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Crow oversaw Columbia’s research enterprise, technology and innovation transfer operations, strategic initiative program, and interdisciplinary program development.
He played the lead role in the creation of the Columbia Earth Institute (CEI), and helped found the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) in Washington, D.C., a think tank dedicated to linking science and technology to desired social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
He is the author of books and articles relating to the analysis of research organizations, technology transfer, science and technology policy, and the practice and theory of public policy.