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Assistant vice provosts named

Darren L. Haver
Darren Haver and Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty have accepted assistant vice provost appointments.The assistant vice provosts are 25 percent positions to oversee special projects and serve as the coordinators for the Research and Extension Council (expanded from the former CD Council).

Darren Haver has been appointed to a two-year term as Assistant Vice Provost – RECs, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Haver has served as the interim associate director of the Research and Extension Center system since Oct. 1, 2017. In addition to his assistant vice provost appointment, he is a UC Cooperative Extension water resources advisor in Orange County, director of South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine since 2009, and director of UC Cooperative Extension in Orange County since 2011. Haver joined UC ANR in 2002.

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty has been appointed to a two-year term as Assistant Vice Provost – County Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Schmitt-McQuitty joined UC Cooperative Extension in 1996 as a 4-H program representative in Butte and Placer counties and at the State 4-H Office. In 2001, Schmitt-McQuitty became the youth development advisor in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, and added San Benito County to her appointment in 2012 as the youth development advisor and county director.

“Lynn and Darren bring a wealth of experience to these inaugural appointments and will help shape the work of the assistant vice provost appointments as support for and under the direction of the Vice Provost – Research and Extension (search underway),” said Wendy Powers, associate vice president. “The Vice Provost – Research and Extension serves as the first point of contact for REC directors and county directors. While we continue our efforts to fill the vice provost position, the UC ANR associate vice president will be that first point of contact.”

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:34 AM

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