It is with mixed emotions that I announce the departure of Shannon Horrillo from UC ANR. Shannon has accepted a new position at the University of Nevada, Reno where she will become the Associate Director of Cooperative Extension, effective August 5. Shannon was selected for the position following a national search. In her new role, Shannon will provide input for the development of needed policies and procedures, gathering and compiling data for reports, and developing/maintaining online reporting systems. Shannon will serve as the state contact for program areas and provide leadership for effective programming.
Shannon first joined UC ANR as a CE Advisor in Placer County in 2008, then moved to the State...
Many of you may have seen the article that was published last Friday in the Sacramento Bee: “This Sacramento-area school district gets more NRA money than any other in the U.S.” It reported that several local school districts and the University of California system received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the National Rifle Association between 2010 and 2016. UCOP spokeswoman Dianne Klein was interviewed and explained that UC ANR runs the statewide 4-H youth development program and that the NRA grants went to 4-H shooting clubs. "Going forward, ANR will not apply for any such grants from the NRA Foundation," Klein said.
The extended vacancy of the Youth, Families and Communities Director position (vacant 17 months) has given us time to consider program needs and how we, as a Division, can best meet those needs moving forward. After reflection, collecting recommendations from the respective Statewide Directors and gathering input from the broader ANR community, I have decided not to fill the YFC Director position. Interim Co-directors Shannon Horrillo and Katie Panarella have provided excellent leadership and afforded the Division an opportunity to invest the unused salary provision to further strengthen and support the YFC program.
Funds designated for the YFC Director position will be reinvested into YFC programs to support growth and...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Everyone who moved into the new ANR building located at 2801 Second Street in Davis has a new phone number. Before calling them, please check the ANR directory for their new phone numbers. Email addresses remain unchanged.
The following units have relocated to the new building:
- 4-H Foundation
- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Academic Personnel Unit
- Business Operations Center
- Communication Services and Information Technology
- Contracts and Grants
- Development Services
- Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
- Facilities Planning and Management
- Risk & Safety...