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Challenger Center for Space Science Education
300 N. Lee St., Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Statement on Resignation of Challenger Center President, Daniel Barstow
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Board of Directors of Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) announced today that Daniel Barstow, the STEM education nonprofit organization's president, has resigned effective August 31, 2011 to pursue other opportunities. Challenger Center's Board of Directors will search for a successor and has appointed Steven Kussmann, Director of Operations, as Acting President.
"Dan has served our organization professionally, and his sincere dedication for our mission and work will be missed," said Scott Parazynski, Challenger Center's board chairman. "We have an exceptional staff, a talented board, a strong network of Challenger Learning Centers and many dedicated supporters. The Board is confident that there will be a smooth transition to new leadership as we focus on our vision to substantially grow our reach across the nation and continue to deliver the finest hands-on STEM education and career inspiration on the planet."
Barstow was elected president in December 2008 and played a role in strengthening Challenger Center's operational structure, expanding its educational work, and ...