To: The DIMACS Community
From: Rebecca Wright
Date: September 1, 2011
Subject: Changes in Leadership of DIMACS

As Fred Roberts previously announced, I have been appointed Director of DIMACS effective today.

DIMACS owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Fred for his leadership over the past 16 years, and we are fortunate that he will remain at DIMACS as Senior Advisor to the center. Fred has successfully guided DIMACS well beyond its beginnings as an NSF Science and Technology Center, drawing on its strong roots while also branching out in new directions.

I have been involved with DIMACS in various ways since its inception more than 20 years ago. I have always been impressed with its impact on research ideas and on researchers' careers, as well as its contributions to education at all levels. I look forward to serving the center as director and working with the DIMACS community to ensure its continued success.

Rebecca Wright