Robert Gallucci to Leave MacArthur Foundation

The has announced that its president, Robert L. Gallucci, will leave the foundation on July 1, at the end of his five-year term. Julia Stasch, the foundation's vice president for U.S. programs, will serve as interim president while a search is launched to find a permanent replacement.

"Bob accomplished what he set out to do and more at MacArthur," said board chair Marjorie Scardino. "He changed the foundation's culture and practices, embedding assessment in all our programs so we realize the power of impact, recruiting and nursing talented professionals and giving them the freedom to use their talents to make MacArthur better, and maintaining the foundation's reputation for creativity and impact....As the end of his term approaches, the board decided to look for a new kind of leadership to accelerate the pace of change in how MacArthur can use existing and new tools to tackle even bigger goals."

Prior to joining the foundation, Gallucci served as the dean of Georgetown University's . "I found tremendous personal and professional fulfillment in helping to address some of the issues most critical to our collective future: preventing nuclear terrorism, strengthening American democracy, and reforming juvenile justice," he said in a statement. "I know MacArthur will continue its important work and only increase its local, national, and global impact in the years ahead."

"." John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Press Release 04/29/2014.