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Open forums for Warner College of Natural Resources Dean candidates

January 13, 2014

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. On-campus interviews will be held for each candidate in late January and early February.

Warner College of Natural Resources“The national and international reputation of the Warner College of Natural Resources has attracted an outstanding pool of candidates for the position of dean,” said Jeffrey McCubbin, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and chairman of the search committee.

Four finalists

Mark Ryan, director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. Ryan will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21 and 22, and his open forum will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Lory Student Center Room 230. 

John Hayes, dean for research and director of the Florida Agriculture Experiment Station. Hayes will be on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24, and his open forum will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in Lory Student Center Room 230.

Janaki Alavalapati, professor and head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Alavalapati will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27 and 28, and his open forum will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in Lory Student Center Room 230.

John Volin, professor and head of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. Volin will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 4, and his open forum will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Lory Student Center Room 230.

90-minute forums

The 90-minute forums, open to the public, provide campus and area communities the opportunity to meet and present questions to each candidate. The forums will be recorded and available for viewing on the WCNR website. The candidates’ curriculum vitae and letters of application can also be viewed at this site.

McCubbin said the four finalists selected for on-campus interviews have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership with a vision for the future of higher education in natural resources, and each candidate has tremendous experience in land-grant universities and our teaching, research and service mission at CSU. 

The committee will finalize its report to President Tony Frank and Provost Rick Miranda following the series of campus interviews. The successful candidate will assume duties from Joyce Berry, who will retire from WCNR following over 25 years of dedicated service to the college and university.