Michael M. Crow

President, Arizona State University

Michael M. Crow is an academic leader and educator, designer of knowledge enterprises, and science and technology scholar.  He has been the sixteenth president of Arizona State University since July, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact—a model he designed known as the “New American University.” Under his leadership ASU has established major interdisciplinary research initiatives and witnessed an unprecedented academic infrastructure expansion, quadrupling of research expenditures, and attainment of record levels of diversity in the student body.

He was previously professor of science and technology policy and executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he served as chief strategist of Columbia’s research enterprise and technology transfer operations. He has been an advisor to the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, as well as defense and intelligence agencies and a number of nation states on matters of science and technology policy and knowledge enterprise design. An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Academy of Public Administration, he is the author of books and articles analyzing knowledge enterprises, science and technology policy and the design of higher education institutions and systems.

My Sessions

Where America Stands: The 2017 Clarion Call for Competitiveness

Knight Conference Center Room 704

For over thirty years, the Council has addressed national competitiveness comprehensively, examining a range of critical economic issues including research and development, advanced manufacturing, access to capital, high-skilled workforce training, trade and the key role of government in creating a pro-growth environment in which companies compete and Americans prosper. The Council’s board of directors will […]


Driving Productivity and Prosperity at the Frontiers of U.S. Innovation

Knight Conference Center Room 704

Building on over two decades of leadership in the innovation space, the Council will release its final report capturing insights from a two-year collaboration with the National Science Foundation and announce a major new initiative to capitalize on U.S. ingenuity, imagination, creativity, entrepreneurship, and risk-taking—in other words, our ability to be a nation of extreme […]


Remarks from Council Board

University Club Room

Samuel R. Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company; and Chairman, Council on Competitiveness Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University; and Vice Chairman for University, Council on Competitiveness Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer for Global Research and Development, PepsiCo; and Vice Chairman for Industry, Council on Competitiveness