ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
M.R.C Greenwood

M.R.C Greenwood


University of Hawai‘i System

An internationally known researcher and nationally recognized leader in higher education, M.R.C. Greenwood became the 14th president of the University of Hawai‘i in August 2009. She unites strong belief in the exceptional caliber of the UH System with determination to develop the university’s voice as a national leader in higher education and research. The first woman to serve as UH’s chief executive officer, Greenwood brings experience as both a campus and university system leader. She served as provost and senior vice president–academic affairs for the Uni- versity of California system, focusing on long range planning, graduate and professional education, a new science and math initiative and more transparent admissions procedures. She previously served as chancellor of UC Santa Cruz during a period of great growth in academics pro- grams, research initiatives, faculty hiring and facilities development. A national leader on science and technology policy and an expert on higher education policy issues, Greenwood served as associate direc- tor and consultant to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and chair of the National Academies Policy and Global Affairs Division. As a member of state and national committees and councils, she has dealt with issues from writing in America’s schools and biomedi- cal careers for women to national security and ethics of the information society. She is past-president and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, fellow of the American Academies of Arts and Sciences, member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences and former member of the National Science Board. Greenwood has published extensively on education, obesity, diabetes and women’s health. The recipient of numerous scientific awards, she has been president of the Obesity Society and the American Society of Clinical Nu- trition, chair of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine and fellow of the American Society for Nutrition. She graduated summa cum laude from Vassar College and received her PhD from The Rockefeller University. A self-described voracious and eclectic reader, she also enjoys volunteer work, hiking, sailing and being a “soccer grandma.”
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