Four Candidates for Colorado State University’s Dean of College of Natural Resources Visit Campus

Colorado State University announced today that four candidates for the university’s Dean of the College of Natural Resources position will visit campus April 1-April 20 to interact with the university community at a series of open forums.

All forums will take place in the Lory Student Center on campus. Dates, times and locations for the open candidate sessions are:

–     Bill McDowell – 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 1, in the Cherokee Park Room;

–     Thomas Coon – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Cherokee Park Room;

–     Joyce Berry – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, in Room 207;

–     Francisco Dallmeier – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Cherokee Park Room.

McDowell is a professor of Water Resources Management and chair of the Department of Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he is the current director of the New Hampshire Water Resources Research Center for the university. He previously served as a research associate and senior staff associate for the State University of New York at Oswego.

Coon is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and associate dean for Graduate and International Programs for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. He also has served as assistant professor in the School of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Missouri.

Berry is the current interim dean for the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. She also has served as associate dean for the college and director of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Institute at Colorado State. She previously served as a director and instructor for the Career-Long Education Program, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University and as director of Student Affairs for the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Dallmeier is senior conservation biologist and director for the Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program for the Conservation and Research Center at the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.  He also has international experience in conducting environmental impact statement studies and working as a research assistant.  

"We are honored to have an outstanding array of candidates visit our campus and our College of Natural Resources these coming weeks for consideration for one of the most important positions on this campus," said Rick Miranda, dean of Colorado State’s College of Natural Sciences and chair of the College of Natural Resources dean search committee. "They all bring a wealth of experience and accomplishments, and together they offer quite a diverse set of backgrounds that I am confident we will find most interesting."