In this week’s issue:
- F. Javier Nieto named dean of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences
- Ask an Expert Facts and Figures
- Western Extension & Research Directors – State Recognized Program – OSU WOWNet
- National ESP Distinguished Service Award
- Fellow Master Naturalist Ken Cobleigh writes article for Portland Parks Foundation
F. Javier Nieto named dean of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences
From Ron Adams, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President:
I am pleased to inform you that with the full concurrence of President Ed Ray, and enthusiastic support from the campus community, I have appointed Dr. F. Javier Nieto as Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS). His appointment will become effective on October 31, 2016.
As you are aware, Dr. Nieto currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison. He also holds the title of Helfaer Professor of Public Health, and affiliate appointments at the Departments of Family Medicine & Community Health as well as at the UW Center for Demography & Ecology. Prior to joining the UW, he served as a faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
I would like to again acknowledge Dr. Tammy Bray for her service as Dean of CPPHS and as Executive Dean of the Division of Health Sciences. Please join me in thanking Tammy for her leadership and welcoming Javier to Oregon State.
Ask an Expert Facts and Figures
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Western Extension & Research Directors – State Recognized Program – OSU WOWNet
Congratulation to the OSU WOWNet (Women Owning Woodlands Network) as State Recognized Program at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting. Members of the WOWNet team are Tiffany Fegel and Nicole Strong.
Abstract: Oregon’s Women Owning Woodlands network is empowering women to grow from silent observers to active learners and inquirers, to mentors and teachers through its collaborative, peer-to-peer network. WOWNet’s innovative approaches have attracted professionals from around the nation who have mimicked the program in their regions. In collaboration with these and other nationwide stakeholders, Oregon WOWNet influenced and helped in the formation of a national network of women who own and manage forest properties. The impacts of this program are evident in WOWNets 10-year success in its home state as well as in emulation nationwide.
National ESP Distinguished Service Awards
By Pamela Rose, 4-H…Growing and Thriving
There are more Congratulations to extend to our colleagues who will be honored at the upcoming National Recognition Dinner at the ESP National Conference in Cape May, New Jersey. Our own Patricia Dawson, ESP National President who will presenting these awards:
• Congratulations to Shana Withee who has been selected to receive the National ESP Distinguished Service Award for the Western Region.
• Congratulations to Lyla Houglum who has been selected to receive the National ESP Continuing Excellence Award for the Western Region.
• Congratulations to Shana Withee who has been selected to receive the National ESP International Service Award for the Western Region.
• Congratulations to Jeff Sherman who has been selected to receive the National ESP Visionary Leadership Award for the Western Region.
Fellow Master Naturalist Ken Cobleigh writes article for Portland Parks Foundation
The Oregon Master Naturalists are getting noticed in the Metro area thanks to the leadership and guidance of Jason O’Brien and Brandy Saffell. Fellow Master Naturalist, Ken Cobleigh wrote a blog post for the Portland Parks Foundation that can be found here.