The corporation acts under the authority of its governing body, the Council of Presidents of its member universities. The management of corporate affairs is delegated to the Board of Trustees and the Officers of the corporation. The Washington, DC headquarters office coordinates the activities of the Council and is responsible for oversight and governance of URA’s enterprises and for corporate relations with the federal government, industry, and academe.
URA Executive Director
Council of Presidents
Michael K. Young, Acting Chair
President, Texas A&M University
Board of Trustees
Harris Pastides, Executive Chair
President, University of South Carolina
William H. Joyce, Vice Chair
Chairman and CEO (ret.), NALCO Company Chairman and CEO, Advanced Fusion Systems
Norman R. Augustine
CEO (ret.) Lockheed Martin Corporation
President, Pennsylvania State University
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
President and CEO (ret.) Honeywell Specialty Materials
Gregory L. Fenves
President, The University of Texas at Austin
Anthony A. Frank
President, Colorado State University
President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp.
President, Yale University
Lou Anna K. Simon
President Emeritus, Michigan State University
Robert C. Skaggs, Jr.
President and CEO (ret.), NiSource, Inc.
Richard J. Swift
President, Chairman and CEO (ret.) Foster Wheeler Corporation
Chairman (former), Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council
Joe B. Wyatt
Chancellor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University