I am pleased to announce that Darren Haver has agreed to serve as the interim associate director of the Research and Extension Center system, effective Oct. 1, 2017. Darren has served as the UC Cooperative Extension water resources advisor in Orange County since 2002, director of South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine since 2009 and director of UC Cooperative Extension in Orange County beginning in 2011.
Darren brings a wealth of experience to this position. We continue to develop a plan to address administrative vacancies and look forward to working with him in this interim role. Darren will serve in this capacity until June 30, 2018, or until a new director is appointed. Please join me in congratulating Darren on his interim position.
I also wish to congratulate Lisa Fischer on her pending retirement from UC ANR and thank her for her years of leadership of the REC system. Under her direction, each REC has developed a strategic plan to set the course for the future and numerous capital improvements have been made to the RECs, including new office and conference spaces. We wish Lisa the very best as she takes on new adventures.
Associate Vice President and Interim REC Director
View or leave comments for ANR Leadership at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRUpdate/Comments.
This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.