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 hopes to review applicants and select the people to interview in the first half of August. The goal is to have the new faculty member in place sometime this fall. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be a potential candidate.