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Dan Dooley to leave UC

Dear Colleagues,

Dan Dooley, senior vice president for External Relations and former VP for ANR, has announced he will be leaving the University of California at the end of the year. 

Here is an excerpt from President Napolitano's message to UCOP staff: 

“Dan has been a respected member of the UCOP leadership team for nearly seven years. He first joined UC as the Vice President of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. For the last six years, he has led the External Relations Division. In that position, he has played a critical role in driving UC's engagement with government leaders in both Sacramento and Washington and shaping our internal and external communications efforts.”

We thank Dan for his service to ANR and wish him well.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

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Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Wilen named new EIPD Strategic Initiative leader

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce Cheryl Wilen has agreed to lead the Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD) Strategic Initiative, effective today (July 1). In this role, Cheryl will provide direction for the initiative, including shepherding the ANR Competitive Grants process, planning and conducting strategic initiative conferences, and identifying and initiating EIPD efforts such as development of policy briefs and other special projects. As the EIPD initiative leader, Cheryl will also serve on the ANR Program Council.

As she has since 1995, Cheryl will continue as the area integrated pest management advisor for Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. She conducts applied research and extends information working with growers and pest control advisors in the turf, ornamental, and nursery industries, and serves as the IPM advisor coordinator to help develop successful IPM programs. In addition, until mid-September, she is serving as acting director for the UC Statewide IPM Program while Director Kassim Al-Khatib is on sabbatical leave. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in botany from UC Riverside and M.S. and B.S. in horticulture, from the University of Arizona and University of Maryland, respectively.

She succeeds Beth Grafton-Cardwell, who we thank for three years of steadfast leadership. As chair of the EIPD panel of experts, Beth worked to develop the EIPD strategic plan that focuses cutting-edge research and extension in three priority issue areas: exclusion of pests and pathogens, emerging problems with pests and diseases and integrated management.

For more information about the EIPD strategic initiative, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/Endemic_and_Invasive_Pests_-_Diseases.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

Bill Frost
Associate Vice President

 

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Chris Greer named ANR vice provost

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 candidates. Chris, who combines broad programmatic knowledge with his great managerial and communication skills, stood out as the best choice for this position. He has broad experience within ANR, serving as president of the Academic Assembly Council, as well as a member of the ANR Peer Review Committee, UC FSNEP/CalFresh Advisory Committee and the County Director Council, among many other roles. His breadth of programmatic and administrative knowledge provide him with the tools needed for this important job.

In his new role as vice provost, Chris will be responsible for guiding all county based academic programs. He will coordinate programs and priorities with those of the Agricultural Experiment Station counterpart units and ensure ANR programs align with UC ANR's strategic vision and are relevant to the people of California. As a senior leader he will serve as the statewide administrative leader for county-based Cooperative Extension programs. The directors of county-based UCCE programs will report to this position, as will the executive director of the ANR Academic Personnel Unit. As vice provost, Chris will serve on the ANR Program Council and report directly to the associate vice president.

He will be based at the ANR Building in Davis, but will be traveling frequently to meet with colleagues throughout the state. I welcome Chris to ANR's leadership team.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

 

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Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

UC ANR programmatic orientation for new academics, August 19-21

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).

UC ANR is a statewide organization committed to the successful development of new academic professionals.  The current orientation for new academics focuses primarily on administrative topics.  While the administrative orientation is important, this programmatic orientation will focus entirely on ANR programs, impacts and collaborations. It will provide

  1. an introduction to the statewide vision and mission of ANR and its structure and programs (agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development);
  2. the roles and expectations for newly hired academics, to design a plan for a successful career, according to each position and location (e.g. UCCE or AES, county or campus-based);
  3. experiences from colleagues with successful practices and projects; and
  4. finally, this orientation will be a great opportunity for networking with other colleagues, and learning what resources and potential collaborations are available.

One full day of the orientation will be a bus tour that showcases ANR programs in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development, and offers an opportunity to interact with clientele and program staff. Senior academics will also be on hand to offer perspectives on their careers and to discuss how they got started. The remaining time will be devoted to workshops and networking.

The orientation will last two days from noon on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to noon on Thursday, Aug. 21, and will be held at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Meals and lodging will be provided, and travel will be reimbursed. An additional workshop will be planned for three months after this orientation to follow up with participants.

If you will be attending, would like more information or would like to recommend someone to attend, please respond at 2014 UC ANR Programmatic Orientation for New Academics (http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13224). 

 

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Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

2013-14 Distinguished Service Award winners announced

Dear Colleagues,

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 – Ken Tate, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, and Rob Atwill, director of Veterinary Medicine Extension at UC Davis, are the recipients of the Outstanding Team Award. Since 1994, Tate and Atwill have collaborated on a series of projects assessing the potential risk to rangeland surface-water quality and human health from livestock associated pollutants. 
  • Outstanding Leader – Pamela Geisel, former director of the statewide UC Master Gardener Program. Although Pam retired recently, since this nomination package was very strong, I believe it's appropriate and important to give Pam this much-deserved award. 
  • Outstanding Staff – Michael Yang, UCCE agricultural assistant in Fresno County for small farms.

Each of the recipients will receive $2,000 and a certificate, except for the team award recipients, who will receive individual certificates and share $5,000.

The DSA nominations were reviewed by the Academic Assembly Council Program Committee, which gave me its recommendations. The committee was chaired by Joe Grant and included Rachel Surls, Becky Westerdahl, Scott Oneto and Jennifer Heguy.

On behalf of ANR, I thank the DSA recipients for providing excellent service to the people of California. I hope you will join me in congratulating them on this well-deserved recognition.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

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Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:11 PM

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