UChicago Leadership

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Governing Argonne and Fermilab

Keen insight and strategic partnerships help propel the missions of both Argonne and Fermilab. The University of Chicago manages both labs through UChicago Argonne, LLC and Fermi Research Alliance, LLC and their respective boards, both chaired by UChicago President Robert J. Zimmer. UChicago-appointed board members include business leaders and senior administrators of local universities.

Board of Governors for Argonne
Board of Directors for Fermilab

Board Operations are managed by Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories staff members. The Board Operations group reports to Donald H. Levy, Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories, who serves as Chief Executive Officer of UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Directors and is a member of Fermilab’s Board of Directors.

In 2005, the University established the Science Policy Council, in collaboration with Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, to help inform the scientific mission of Argonne. The council enhances Argonne’s scientific capabilities, strengthens the State of Illinois’ technological base and workforce preparation, and improves Illinois’ ability to harness federal research funding for far-reaching initiatives.

With decades of experience managing national laboratories and partnerships in academia, business, and government, UChicago helps shape and amplify the already powerful science programs taking place at both Argonne and Fermilab.