Arizona State University President Michael Crow will be on campus April 19 as the final guest in NAU President John Haeger’s Speakers Series. His presentation, titled “Agency to Enterprise: Rethinking University Trajectory,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ashurst Auditorium. A reception will follow.
His lecture will include a discussion about ASU’s “culture of academic enterprise,” which breaks from traditional disciplinary and organizational constraints and allows the university to harness its knowledge in new ways.
Crow became the 16th president of ASU in 2002, and has since helped guide the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities. Crow has helped ASU mark a number of important milestones, including the establishment of the Arizona Biodesign Institute; the initiation of many new interdisciplinary research initiatives; the groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art research facilities; and the announcement of two $50 million gifts, endowing the W.P. Carey School of Business, and the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, and a $10 million gift to establish the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Prior to joining ASU, Crow was executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he also was professor of science and technology policy in the School of International and Public Affairs. Crow oversaw Columbia’s research enterprise, technology and innovation transfer operations, strategic initiative program, and interdisciplinary program development.
Crow played the lead role in the creation of the Columbia Earth Institute and helped found the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes in Washington, D.C., a think tank dedicated to linking science and technology to desired social, economic and environmental outcomes.