Zimmer to leave University for provost seat at BrownBy Steve Koppes
Robert Zimmer, the Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor in Mathematics and Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory, will be leaving the University to become provost of Brown University.
Zimmer has overseen the Universitys stewardship of Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy since being appointed Vice President in December 2000. In that position, Zimmer has been responsible for scientific, administrative and contractual oversight of the laboratory.
Zimmer joined the faculty in 1977 as an L.E. Dickson Instructor in Mathematics. He has served the University in a number of administrative positions since 1991, including Chairman of Mathematics from 1991 to 1995, Associate Provost for Research and Education from 1995 to 1998, Deputy Provost for Research from 1998 to 2000 and Deputy Provost from 2000 to 2001.
Zimmers new appointment as provost of Brown University is effective Monday, July 15.