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ASTC executive director Bonnie VanDorn to retire

In January, Bonnie VanDorn, ASTC’s executive director for 27 years, announced her retirement, saying: “Since its founding in 1973, ASTC and its members have been instrumental in laying the foundation and advancing the capacity of science centers to engage millions of curious minds globally. The next great step forward for our association responds to changing needs and builds on this history of incredible success. Science centers as a collective force, through ASTC, are now primed to learn together, develop new partnerships, act together, and communicate their impact in ways that will make them even more relevant and significant in their communities.”

Bonnie will continue to lead ASTC through this year’s Annual Conference, and she looks forward to welcoming a new chief executive officer who shares her enthusiasm about ASTC’s new strategic direction.

ASTC’s search committee has selected DHR International to lead the search process. The job description is available here.

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