Nursery Research Leader Update

This position was identified as a priority for filling when new Head of the Department of Horticulture, Bill Braunworth, was hired last winter.  The job was posted on June 4 with applications closing on July 14.

A Search Committee has been selected and includes: Ryan Contreras, Associate Professor in Horticulture at OSU (Co-Chair); Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist at NWREC (Co-Chair); Jim Gilbert, Owner, Northwoods Nursery; Gary McAninch, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Jennifer Parke, Associate Professor in Crop and Soil Science at OSU; Luisa Santamaria, OSU Nursery Pathologist and Bilingual Educator at NWREC; and Walter Suttle, Technical Services Manager, Monrovia Nursery.

This is a national search.  The committee has reviewed applicants and selected the people to interview in August.  The goal is to have the new faculty member in place sometime this fall.