Helene Dillard, a plant disease expert, associate dean, and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Dillard, a native Californian and UC Davis alumna, will on Jan. 27, 2014, assume leadership of the college, which is ranked among the very top agricultural and environmental research institutions in the world.
“Helene Dillard is both an accomplished scientist and a highly skilled administrator,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “She has been a strong supporter of fundamental research and, through her own educational and research efforts, has demonstrated a commitment to solving practical societal problems, especially through Cooperative Extension and its service to agriculture, the environmental community and the general public.” Read More