I am pleased to announce that Professor Liz Van Volkenburgh has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, beginning January 1, 2017, and I want to thank you for the thoughtful feedback I received from this community as I looked for the right leader to serve SEFS during this transition period.
Dr. Van Volkenburgh is a Professor in the Department of Biology and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She is the principle investigator of the Plant Growth Lab in Biology and has a longstanding relationship with the School, most notably through her work with the UW Botanic Gardens and service on SEFS graduate student advisory committees. She has expressed great enthusiasm for working more closely with all members of the SEFS community in her role as the Interim Director and I know she will be a strong advocate for the School. I am confident she will provide excellent leadership and ask that you join me in supporting her efforts.
Lisa J. Graumlich
Dean | Mary Laird Wood Professor
College of the Environment