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.

John C. Mester
URA President and CEO

Council of Presidents

Ángel Cabrera, Chair
President, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Board of Trustees

Eric Barron, Chair
President Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University

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

Barry Barrish
Nobel Laureate in Physics. The Ronald and Maxine Linde Emeritus Professor of Physics California Institute of Technology

Gene Block
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Sue Coleman
Interim President, University of Michigan
President (ret.) American Association of Universities
President Emerita, University of Michigan

Gregory L. Fenves
President, Emory University

Jonathan Holloway
President, Rutgers University

David Leebron
President Emeritus, Rice University

Harris Pastides
Distinguished President Emeritus, The University of South Carolina

Robert C. Robbins
President, University of Arizona

Timothy D. Sands
President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University