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.

Marta Cehelsky
URA Executive Director


Council of Presidents

Michael K. Young, Chair
President, Texas A&M University

Wendy Wintersteen, Vice Chair
President, Iowa State University


Board of Trustees

Eric Barron, Executive Chair
President, 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

Gene Block
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

Nance Dicciani
President and CEO (ret.) Honeywell Specialty Materials

Gregory L. Fenves
President, The University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Poneman
President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp.

Mark S. Schlissel
President, University of Michigan

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