I am pleased to announce that after a nationwide search we have selected Christopher Greer, Ph.D., to serve as the vice provost of UC Cooperative Extension effective July 1. Chris is currently UC Cooperative Extension director in Colusa, Sutter, Yuba and Glenn counties.
Since 2002, he has served as UCCE area rice advisor, first in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo counties, and most recently in Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento and Placer counties. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in plant pathology from UC Davis and B.S. in bioenvironmental sciences from Texas A&M University.
As those of you who viewed the presentations know, he was chosen from an excellent pool of experienced and highly qualified...
ANR is announcing a programmatic orientation for new academics who have joined ANR in the past five years – UCCE advisors, UCCE specialists and AES faculty. All new academics are strongly urged to participate.
Vice President Allen-Diaz and Associate Vice President Frost will participate in the entire orientation to get to know our new academics and offer their perspectives on the division and our work. To participate in this orientation, please sign up at 2014 UC ANR Programmatic Orientation for New Academics (http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13224).
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As announced in the April 8, 2014, ANR Update by UC ANR Vice President Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR Academics and Non-represented Staff Employees will receive a 3 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2014. In the announcement, the vice president stated that guidelines would be forthcoming. Attached please find the 2014-15 3 percent salary increase guidelines for academics and non-represented staff.
Should you have questions regarding the salary guidelines, please contact Kimberly Rodrigues, executive director of the Academic Personnel Unit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Marie Manton, executive director of the Staff Personnel Unit, at
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY
By now I am sure that every member of the University of California community is aware of the horrific rampage near UC Santa Barbara this past Friday night that took the lives of six of our students and injured nine other students.
Words cannot adequately express my shock over this senseless event and my profound sadness about the loss of these young people. I ask that you join me in sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of this tragedy, their families and the entire Santa Barbara community.
This is a time for mourning and grieving, and for consoling and supporting each other. It will take time for our UCSB colleagues to recover and...
I am pleased to announce the 2013-14 recipients of the ANR Distinguished Service Awards, which are given biennially for outstanding contributions to the teaching, research and public service mission of the Division.
Awards were given in six areas:
- Outstanding Extension – Eric Mussen, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis for bees.
- Outstanding Research – Mark Battany, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara countiesfor viticulture.
- Outstanding New Academic – David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Merced County for nut crops
- Outstanding Team –...