President’s Message 2013–2014

Dear SAR Scholars, Supporters, and Family Members:

James F. Brooks has stepped down as president to write what I expect will be another award-winning book, and John Kantner has accepted an important university vice presidency in Florida. Two colleagues with their levels of talent will be sorely missed.

David E. StuartDavid E. StuartPhotograph by Jason S. OrdazDavid E. StuartPhotograph by Jason S. Ordaz

As a consequence, SAR’s Board of Directors sought an interim president who was already a member of the SAR family to preside over this transition, in a steady-as-you-go mode, even as this period is exploited to refine and enhance several of our long-held core missions. After decades of teaching and senior administrative work at the University of New Mexico, I am delighted to have this opportunity to enjoy SAR’s continuing jewel-like qualities at close range and on a daily basis.

This institution is sound, its mission intact, and its future is bright. The Board of Directors has begun planning a national search for a permanent president. As that process takes place, I invite you to be in touch. Ask questions or make suggestions as you please.


David E. Stuart, SAR Interim President and Senior Scholar