Today (Sept. 15) UC Regents approved Barbara Allen-Diaz as Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Oct. 1. In a video message posted today, ANR VP Dan Dooley announces changes in his role in the UC Office of the President.
Appointed to lead the Division in January 2008, Dooley accepted the additional responsibilities of the Senior Vice President for External Affairs in November 2008, and has served since then in both roles.
After consultation with President Yudof and others at UCOP, the decision was made to restructure the Division's senior management to enhance ANR's representation within the University. Dooley will retain the title of Senior Vice...
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An ANR leadership meeting was held June 28 at the UC Davis Activities & Recreation Center. In addition to the Executive Working Group, Strategic Initiative leaders, executive associate deans, county directors, statewide program directors, REC directors, and unit directors attended.
Dan Dooley, Barbara Allen-Diaz, Kay Harrison Taber, Bill Frost, Bob Sams and Don Klingborg gave updates on ANR’s budget and restructuring efforts that have been completed or are under way.
For the majority of the meeting, the participants formed break out groups to discuss four questions and brainstorm answers.
The four questions were:
- How do we as ANR’s leadership catalyze the development of internal...
In response to the request for academic Cooperative Extension position proposals issued last fall, members of the ANR community submitted 138 advisor and specialist positions. AVP Allen-Diaz has posted the entire list of proposed positions at http://ucanr.org/positions2011.
Virtually all of the proposals met important needs and would contribute to the Strategic Vision, the Strategic Initiatives and critical program needs. However, due to budget realities, 20 were chosen for priority hiring.
In May, Allen-Diaz explained to the California Commodities Commission ANR’s process of narrowing the list to 13 advisor positions -- including the 5 advisor positions approved by VP Dooley...
On July 1, ANR and the Sea Grant program officially complete the transition announced last fall. Formerly called Sea Grant advisors, Jodi Cassell and Leigh Taylor Johnson will remain with ANR as coastal resources advisors. Other Sea Grant advisors – Carrie Culver, Monique Myers, Paul Olin, Carrie Pomeroy, Susan Schlosser and Rick Starr – will now be part of the Sea Grant College at UC San Diego.
Also effective July 1, Linda Marie Manton assumes her duties as executive director of staff personnel and can be reached at (530) 752-0495 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
As previously announced, effective July 1, county directors report administratively to Barbara Allen-Diaz, AVP – Academic...
We have completed the merit and promotion cycle for 2009-2010. More than 80 actions were processed statewide for UC ANR academics.
I am grateful to the academics who served on the Senior Administrative Council (SAC) this cycle – Peggy Mauk, Linda Manton, Bill Frost, Steve Vasquez, Terry Salmon and Lucia Kaiser. This University service is extraordinary and allowed the process some stability during this time of transition.
I am working with AVP Barbara Allen-Diaz and the Executive Working Group to develop the new merit and promotion process reflecting our shared goals to maintain academic excellence, streamline the process and provide peer review input. Academic Assembly Council, the Personnel...