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New leaders named for three strategic initiatives

2018 brings new challenges, new opportunities and new leadership to our UC ANR Strategic Initiatives. Please join us in welcoming four new SI leaders for three of our five initiatives.

The future leaders

The strategic initiative leaders play a key role in unifying, communicating and advocating to promote the science and impact of the work of UC ANR. A key undertaking for the SI leaders in 2018 will be to revisit and evolve the role of the initiatives themselves, identifying how the strategic initiatives can better help us advance the UC ANR agenda of touching the lives of 40 million Californians.

The new SI leaders include

  • Jim Farrar, director of UC Integrated Pest Management Program, for Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD)
  • David Lile, UCCE director in Lassen County, for Sustainable and Natural Ecosystems (SNE)
  • Neil McRoberts, associate professor of plant pathology at UC Davis, and Deanne Meyer, UCCE specialist in animal science at UC Davis, for Sustainable Food Systems (SFS)

Effective Jan. 2, Farrar, Lile, McRoberts and Meyer will succeed the SI leaders who are rotating out.

We thank Cheryl Wilen (EIPD), David Doll (SFS) and John Harper (SNE) for their service as SI leaders. As one colleague put it, we are grateful “for your contributions to the SIs and to the SI process in general. Your professionalism and friendship have made the past few years a pleasure.”

The continuing leaders

We also thank Keith Nathaniel, who leads the Healthy Families and Communities initiative, and Doug Parker, who leads the Water Quality, Quantity and Security initiative, for their ongoing commitment to bring their leadership, experience and wisdom to advance the SIs and the UC ANR agenda.

For any questions about the strategic initiatives, please contact Wendy Powers, associate vice president, at wendy.powers-schilling@ucop.edu, or Mark Bell, vice provost for strategic initiatives and statewide programs, at mozbell@ucanr.edu.

Wendy Powers
Associate Vice President

Mark Bell
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs

 

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Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Food Pest Management

Nov. 6 deadline to apply for SI leader positions

Nov. 6 is the last day for ANR academics to apply for one of the open Strategic Initiative leader positions.

Three SI leader positions are scheduled to rotate off, opening up opportunities for other ANR academics to take the lead for Endemic and Invasive Pests and DiseasesSustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Natural Resources.

The SI leaders play key roles in advocating, convening and communicating to strengthen UC ANR's research and outreach agenda. Given the evolving role of the UC ANR Strategic Initiatives (SI), the current SI leaders have agreed that it would be beneficial to conduct an open search for the next set of SI leaders from across the breadth of expertise of the division.

Strategic Initiative leader positions are appointed by the vice president on a rotating basis for three years, with a possibility of extension. The positions are open to all ANR academics, including Agricultural Experiment Station faculty and Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists.

Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases is currently led by Cheryl WilenDavid Doll leads Sustainable Food Systems, and John Harper leads Sustainable Natural Resources. Doug Parker, who leads Water Quality, Quantity and Security, and Keith Nathaniel, who leads Healthy Families and Communities will continue to serve in those SI leader positions.

To apply for one of the SI leader positions, complete the form at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21548. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 6.

Applicants will be contacted for interviews in late November or early December. The new leaders are anticipated to start on Jan. 2, 2018.

For information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Strategic Initiative leader position, see the Terms of Reference for Strategic Initiative Leaders. If you have questions, contact Mark Bell, vice provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM

ANR calls for applications for SI leader positions, deadline Nov. 6

ANR academics are invited to apply for Strategic Initiative leader positions, which play key roles in advocating, convening and communicating to strengthen UC ANR's research and outreach agenda. Given the evolving role of the UC ANR Strategic Initiatives (SI), the current SI leaders have agreed that it would be beneficial to conduct an open search for the next set of SI leaders from across the breadth of expertise of the division.

During the second half of 2017, three SI leader positions are scheduled to rotate off, opening up opportunities for others to take the lead for Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases, Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Natural Resources.

Strategic Initiative leader positions are filled by UC ANR academics, who are appointed by the vice president on a rotating basis for three years, with a possibility of extension. The positions are open to all ANR academics, including Agricultural Experiment Station faculty and Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists.

Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases is currently led by Cheryl WilenDavid Doll leads Sustainable Food Systems, and John Harper leads Sustainable Natural Resources. Staying on are Doug Parker, who leads Water Quality, Quantity and Security, and Keith Nathaniel, who leads Healthy Families and Communities.

To apply for one of the SI leader positions, complete the form at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21548. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 6.

Applicants will be contacted for interviews in late November or early December. The new leaders are anticipated to start on Jan. 2, 2018.

For information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Strategic Initiative leader position, see the Terms of Reference for Strategic Initiative Leaders. If you have questions, contact Mark Bell, vice provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs.

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

 

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Register for May and June UC ANR program team meetings

Register for May and June UC ANR program team meetings

Registration is open for the following program team meetings in May and June: Agronomic Crops, Pest Management and Positive Youth Development. Associated workgroups may also meet at the program team meetings. Registration links are below:

All program teams will have an opportunity to meet at the 2018 UC ANR Statewide Meeting, which will be held the week of April 8, 2018, in Ontario. Please mark your calendars.

The strategic initiative leaders and a planning committee are working with Sherry Cooper, director of the Program Support Unit, on an agenda that leaves time for program teams to meet in conjunction with the event. During fiscal year 2017-18, April 8-13 will be the time for program teams to meet. No additional funding will be provided to hold program team meetings between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, (FY18) other than during the statewide meeting the week of April 8-13, 2018.

In the coming months, Cooper will solicit program team requests for meeting rooms. If you have ideas for the statewide meeting, please share them with any of the strategic initiative leaders.

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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Update on Vice Provost – Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives search

Dear Colleagues,

Following an interview process, assessment of the feedback collected from the search committee and seminar attendees, and my own careful review of application materials, I am requesting that the Vice Provost – Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives position be reposted so that we may solicit more candidates for consideration.

While a new position for UC ANR, the Vice Provost – Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives is a key position, particularly given our current strategic planning process. This individual will provide oversight, coordination and vision for our programmatic efforts and ensure that the tremendous amount of outstanding work already underway across the state not only continues but excels.

Although we saw several strong applicants, we want to be certain that we have done our due diligence in finding the very best person for this critical job.

I want to thank the search committee for the exceptional work they have done to date. I especially appreciate their continued willingness to search for that extraordinary leader who possesses the unique set of skills needed to build on UC ANR's current successes and direct our programs toward California's future needs.

The ideal candidate will be a leader who

  • understands and appreciates the breadth of work conducted through UC ANR and the complexity of our partnerships across UC and California
  • can create, gain buy-in to and deploy a strategic vision
  • can quickly get up to speed, building on his or her past demonstrated expertise in strategic leadership and team building
  • has extensive experience in managing a large number of intelligent, high-performing directors and supporting and empowering those directors to reach new heights 

The Vice Provost – Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives position will be reopened for recruitment very soon. Please talk with colleagues who fit this description and encourage them to apply for this important leadership role.

Sincerely,

Glenda

Glenda Humiston
Vice President

 

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Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 1:02 PM

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