CRC’s founding director honored



Rhode Island
Stephen Olsen
Stephen Olsen

URI President David M. Dooley and other dignitaries from the university and the state inducted several retired University employees with 40 or more years into the Lifetime Service Society Monday in Kingston. Among those honored at the celebration, which included the unveiling of commemorative bricks, was Prof. Stephen B. Olsen, founding director of the Coastal Resources Center (CRC). Stephen, of Wakefield, R.I., is the only person to lead the CRC since its inception in 1971. A search committee is currently seeking to fill the position he held for 41 years. In the meantime Dr. Brian Crawford, director of international programs at the CRC, is serving as interim director.