Thomas Bogdan has been selected as the next president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the organization announced on 18 October. Bogdan, who has served as director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), will take over as head of UCAR on 9 January. Before he joined SWPC, in 2006, Bogdan was a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Richard Anthes, who has led UCAR for 23 years, is retiring.