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Communications Advisory Board seeks new members

The advisory board to ANR Communication Services and Information Technology (CSIT) is seeking to fill positions. Nominations for Communications Advisory Board membership can include, but are not limited to, specialists, advisors and faculty affiliated with UC ANR.

The board provides advice and support to CSIT leadership on Division program connection, resource allocation prioritization, major policy issues, budget and long-range planning. It also provides oversight of the peer-review process for ANR educational materials.

Board members are appointed by AVP Wendy Powers toserve three-year, rotating terms. The board meets on a quarterly basis in Davis. The new appointments begin in November 2019. Existing board members whose terms are ending may reapply.

Recruitment is now underway for new members. CAB accepts applications from county and campus-based academics in any subject matter. We have a current need for new members with a background in forestry or fire science.

Nominations are due July 25, 2019. Academics may nominate themselves or someone else. Send nominations, along with contact information, to Communications Advisory Board Subcommittee Chair Dustin Blakey at If nominating yourself, please fill out the online application survey at and send a curriculum vitae.

Current members of the advisory board are Dustin Blakey, UCCE county director and farm advisor, Inyo and Mono counties; Surendra Dara, UCCE strawberry, vegetable crops and IPM advisor, San Luis Obispo County; John Harper, UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor, Mendocino County; John Karlik, UCCE environmental horticulture advisor, Kern County; David Lewis, UCCE county director and watershed management advisor, Marin and Napa counties; Don Merhaut, UCCE nursery and floriculture specialist, UC Riverside; Fe Moncloa, 4-H youth development advisor, Santa Clara County; Jennifer Sowerwine, UCCE equitable food systems specialist, UC Berkeley; Rachel Surls, UCCE sustainable food systems advisor, Los Angeles County; and Patti Wooten Swanson, UCCE nutrition, family and consumer science advisor, San Diego County.

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:38 AM

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