- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension search has been extended to July 14, 2017, to solicit more candidates for consideration. The search committee reviewed applications and recommended we continue to seek a person with the appropriate combination of skills and experience for this critical UC ANR position.
The Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension is a key position that provides oversight and coordination for the academic review process. In addition, the person in this position provides leadership and vision for our network of county leaders and how we partner with counties, seeking to strengthen these partnerships going forward while providing support to UC ANR county leaders.
Current VP-Cooperative Extension Chris Greer agreed to fulfill the duties until June 30 before assuming the role of area Integrated Pest Management Cooperative Extension advisor for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Everyone in UC ANR will benefit from finding another extraordinary leader who possesses the unique set of skills UC ANR needs to build on our current successes and direct our programs toward California's future needs.
The ideal candidate will be a leader who
- understands the complexity of our county partnerships and the county-by-county needs across California;
- can create, gain buy-in to and deploy a vision to support Cooperative Extension county leadership and facilitate their success;
- appreciates the breadth of program areas within UC Cooperative Extension;
- has extensive personnel experience with academic hiring and merit and promotion processes; and
- can quickly get up to speed, building on his or her past demonstrated expertise in Extension and academia.
The Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension position is an ongoing recruitment until the position is filled. Please encourage colleagues who fit this description to apply for this very important leadership role.
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