Advisor and Specialist Position Solicitation
ANR is soliciting proposals for new advisor and specialist positions. These positions should address critical gaps in ANR’s programmatic and geographic coverage. Proposals must include: a general description of the position; a statement of the relevance to the ANR Strategic Vision; a description of the issues to be addressed (including key extension and research programs); identification of the current ANR continuum and the role this position will play in strengthening/building the continuum; and the support that will be provided. Specific guidelines are outlined in the New ANR Position Template...
A little more than a year ago, the Division finalized the Strategic Vision: 2025. The document was the first step in a strategic planning process to address the challenges we face and provide the scientific and technological breakthroughs California needs to compete in a global economy, ensure a safe nutritious food supply, conserve natural resources, and keep Californians healthy. Nine multidisciplinary, integrated initiatives were presented, which represent the best opportunities for ANR’s considerable infrastructure and talent to seek new resources and new ways of partnering within and outside UC to find solutions for California.
BOC adds financial services staff
Cherie McDougald, chief administrative officer of the UC ANR Business Operations Center for county-based Cooperative Extension (based at Kearney Research & Extension Center), has announced the hiring of additional staff members for the BOC Financial Services Team.
The four new BOC Financial Services staff members are Helen Moriyama, Laura Gonzales, Guillermina Garcia and Maryann DeLecce.
Moriyama, who began her career appointment with the BOC on May 20, is a former UC Davis employee with the California Animal Health & Food Safety System’s Fresno Lab from 1987 through the closing of the Fresno branch in July 2009.
Gonzales, Garcia and DeLecce will...
VP Dooley will host a 60-minute town-hall meeting on Adobe Connect on Tuesday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. PDT. Please mark your calendar to join the discussion. He will discuss the governor’s “May Revise” and implications for UC and ANR’s budget, and thoughts on progress towards our Strategic Vision.
The town hall link will be https://admin.na4.acrobat.com/anrtownhall.
PC to include county-based members
With input from the current regional directors and other ANR academics, the Executive Working Group and Program Council have agreed on the importance of adding county-based academics with a statewide perspective to Program Council.
Barbara Allen-Diaz, AVP-Strategic Initiatives and Academic Programs, has announced that when the two remaining regional directors leave Program Council on July 1, county-based academics will be appointed. The selection process for these positions has not been determined. Allen-Diaz has already asked Academic Assembly Council for input and will seek input from across the ANR community to choose county-based...