|Volume 3, No. 3||
I'm pleased to take this last opportunity to write the Dean's Notes by first mentioning a few things that happened during Spring 2000 that demonstrate the breadth of the College's success in carrying out its mission of recognizing the vital contributions of the College's faculty, staff, students, and alumni. teaching, research, and outreach, achieving success in competitive internal and external arenas, and recognizing the vital contributions of the College's faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
There are many more successes by faculty, staff, and students that I could report (and please read through this newsletter to learn about more of them!), but these few serve to demonstrate the health and vitality of the College that I have been so fortunate to serve these past 19 years.
Secondly, I would like to introduce Dean Designate Vogt with a few words about her background and interests. Dr. Kristiina A. Vogt currently holds the Margaret K. Musser Professorship of Forest Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She was a CFR faculty member from 1976 through 1987, holding research and affiliate appointments. She is co-chair of the Yale Forest Forum, which was established to improve the way in which forest policy is made in this country. The forum's private forest initiative, for example, aims to support sustainable management of privately owned forestlands by providing owners with research and education. Her research interests in ecosystem ecology start at the forest floor and include soils, nutrient cycling, roots, and mycorrhizal communities, and above ground her interests range from how trees and other forest plants grow to how forests respond to disturbances such as fires, storms, and human activities. At Yale she has received student commendations for advising and teaching, and she is recognized for bringing together students and a broad array of colleagues to work on national and international research programs.
I know that all of you will join me in a warm welcome to Dean Designate Kristiina Vogt to the Pacific Northwest, the University of Washington, and the College of Forest Resources.
David B. Thorud
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