August 17, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 20

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    Coelen to succeed DePoy as President of the NORC

    Craig Coelen, former senior vice president at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., recently was named President of the University’s National Opinion Research Center, succeeding Phil DePoy, who retired after eight years as head of NORC.

    An economist with a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and teaching experience at Northeastern University, Coelen moved into research administration and project direction at Abt Associates, where he rose to senior vice president during his tenure from 1985 to 1991. There, Coelen headed Abt Associates’ Government Research Division.

    He brings to NORC 20 years of experience in the management and development of research organizations and a record of extensive research on the financing and delivery of health care services.

    “I am privileged to be associated with NORC,” Coelen said. “It embodies more than 50 years of leadership and innovation in the field of survey research. I look forward to working with the research professionals at NORC and the University to develop an even more vital and progressive organization for the 21st century.”

    Headquartered at the University, with offices in Chicago’s Loop, New York City and Washington, D.C., NORC is the oldest not-for-profit organization chartered to conduct large-scale survey research in the public interest.