Interim Dean Named for Colorado State University’s College of Natural Resources

A longtime administrator and Colorado State alumna has been appointed interim dean of the university’s College of Natural Resources.

Joyce Berry, currently associate dean in the College of Natural Resources, will begin her duties as interim dean Jan. 1, 2004.

"Joyce has served our university for the past decade through her exceptional research, teaching and outreach efforts. She has made strong contributions to the college and to the campus community as a whole," said Provost Peter Nicholls. "I’m confident she will bring to her new appointment the dedication, vision and leadership she has demonstrated throughout her tenure at Colorado State."

Berry earned her doctorate in forestry and environmental studies from Yale University, her master’s in regional resources planning from Colorado State University and her bachelor’s in political science from the University of California-Berkeley. Berry has published dozens of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and textbooks.

Berry returned to Colorado State in 1989. She served as director of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Institute from 1994-2001. She was assistant dean in the College of Natural Resources from 1999-2001 and interim director of the Colorado Policy Institute from 2001-2002. She was an administrator and instructor at Yale before coming to Colorado State.

Berry will succeed Allen Dyer, who will retire this December after 11 years as dean of the College of Natural Resources. A national search for a permanent dean will take place next spring.