Kutchan replaces Benjamin Hulsey, who served on the board for 14 years. He now holds the position of president emeritus.
For her past scientific work, Kutchan also has been recognized as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the German National Academy of Sciences.
Along with the nod to Kutchan, the trustees elected four new members:
Research analyst Tabbetha Bohac; St. Louis University dean and professor Tom Burroughs; Kristine Callis-Duehl, education director at the Danforth science center; and Quinn Long, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve.
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