Dr. Margaret Meixner has been promoted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, to the position Distinguished Astronomer. Distinguished Astronomer is the highest level of appointment on the tenure track at STScI and represents a rank commensurate with the highest level of professorial appointments at major universities. Meixner's promotion recognizes her long-term contributions to research and service at STScI. She has led international teams to study the life cycle of dust in the Magellanic Clouds using the Hubble, Spitzer, and Herschel space telescopes. Meixner joined STScI in 2002.