FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 17, 2020
Paul Jagodzinski to serve as chair of American Chemical Society's board of directors
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2020 — Paul Jagodzinski, Ph.D., was elected chair of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a scientific membership organization with more than 152,000 members. Jagodzinski will begin this term on Jan. 1, 2021.
As chair of the Society’s 16-member chief governing body, Jagodzinski will preside over board and executive committee meetings, appoint chairs and members of board committees and task forces, oversee the performance of the chief executive officer, and support strategic planning and evaluation of progress toward those goals, among other duties.
Jagodzinski is a professor of chemistry at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1973 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1979. He has been a member of ACS since 1976.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.