Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, officially began serving as chairman of the MBL Board of Trustees last weekend when the board met in New York City. President Zimmer succeeds John W. Rowe of Columbia University, who had served as board chairman since 2006.

President Zimmer’s succession as board chair had been unanimously supported by the MBL trustees at their meeting in November, 2013. More information on President Zimmer, Dr. Rowe, and new members of the MBL Board of Trustees is here. Sincere thanks to Dr. Rowe for his very important years of service to the MBL, and a warm welcome to President Zimmer.

Jack Rowe, left, president of the MBL Board of Trustees since 2006, with new Chairman of the MBL Board Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, in New York City last weekend. Credit: James Sharp

Jack Rowe, left, chairman of the MBL Board of Trustees since 2006, with new MBL Board Chairman Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, last weekend in New York City. Credit: James Sharp