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SI Brief: New leadership for Sustainable Natural Ecosystems, Water Strategic Initiatives

We are pleased to announce that David Lewis will be taking on the role of Sustainable Natural Ecosystems (SNE) SI leader starting January 2022. We thank David for this new undertaking while acknowledging the wonderful contributions he has already made over the last few years as Water SI leader. 

David Lewis

Opportunity for others

As a result of David's switch, the Water SI leader position will become open. (See below to apply.)  

Background on SIs

The SI leaders are champions for the broad umbrellas of work across the organization. See UC ANR Strategic Initiatives for more information.

The SI leader activities focus on: 

  1. Identifying mechanisms to help people connect across UC ANR, and identifying current and emerging strategic needs and possible responses (e.g., the concept notes and efforts on virtual reach; food systems; fire; urban extension; diversity, equity and inclusion, etc.).
  1. In so doing, the SI leaders work to Unify, Communicate and Advocate for the work done.

SI leaders are members of the Program Council – where discussion focuses on higher level Programmatic policy, directions and budgets – and generating recommendations for the Vice President. 

Interested in being Water SI leader? 

Learn more by talking with one of the current SI leaders – David Lewis, Deanne Meyer, Jim Farr and Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty – or with Mark Bell or Wendy Powers. 

Want to apply? Fill out the brief application.

The intent is to review applications, interview applicants and fill the position by January 2022.

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar: Pests (EIPD)

David Lewis: Natural Ecosystems (SNE)

OPEN: (Water) (Let us know if you are interested in making sure Water has a voice)

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty: Families and Communities (HFC)

Mark Bell: Vice Provost (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:32 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

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