PRI honors Warren Allmon for 25 years of service as its fourth Director. Since 1992, Warren has led the Institution with a far-reaching vision of rejuvenation and expansion. Under his leadership, PRI opened the Museum of the Earth in 2003, merged with the Cayuga Nature Center in 2011, and rehabilitated its enormous collection of fossils, one of the 10 largest in the nation.
Nelson Hairston, science committee chair, adds, “Warren has continued to maintain a world class research program of his own going at the same time that he has lead PRI to greatness.”
During his tenure as Director, Warren has continued to conduct his own primary research, publishing more than 200 popular and scholarly papers over the past 25 years, including 8 books. He also supervises Cornell graduate and undergraduate student research, and teaches at Cornell as the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
PRI’s growth, success, and international reputation are in large part a result of Warren’s passion for the potential of paleontology to make valuable contributions to human understanding of the world around us.
Brian Bauer, board president, states that “During these times when it is so crucial to get the messages of science to the public, Warren is a charismatic and impactful voice of reason. PRI and our whole community have been fortunate to have him for 25 years, and we look forward to many more.”
The staff and board at PRI look forward to continuing to serve our community and world through Warren’s outstanding leadership and vision. Warren – congratulations, and thank you!