The search for the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences began late last year; both the Recruitment Advisory Committee and External Advisory Committee have regular meetings while search consultant Alberto Pimentel recruits candidates.
In order to allow for student, faculty, staff and community participation, the decision of delaying formal campus visits until September or early October was made. The search process continues, and the Recruitment Advisory Committee plans on holding Skype interviews in early September in order to narrow the group of candidates. Round-one interviews will be conducted for ten to twelve candidates, and then the search committee will invite three to four finalists for campus visits.
A series of town hall sessions held on campus, Sacramento, Salinas, Parlier and Irvine gathered feedback and prolonged the search in March and April. Public forums will be held for the final candidates in late September/early October.
For the latest information on the search, visit http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/dean-college-of-ag/. To send in feedback or input, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Elizabeth Orpina