July 30, 2018
Last week, two of the proposals submitted by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences were selected for funding in the Provost’s Investment for Growth Program. Funding for this program is acquired through an internal reallocation process designed to invest in ideas that catalyze the development of innovative programs designed to increase enrollment and promote financial sustainability. The Provost’s Office will provide resources to build a new undergraduate degree program in Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems (MetroFESt) and create a Center for Smart Agriculture on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus through a collaborative effort with the College of Engineering. The University of Illinois announced the selection of 14 projects campuswide to receive funding for the Investment for Growth program last Tuesday. Please see link to the announcement here for more details.
November 3, 2017
One year ago, I began my journey as the dean of the College of ACES. It has been an exciting adventure that has taken me from coast to coast across the country, from border to border in every corner of the state, and around the globe. The ACES family and the Illini Nation welcomed me home with incredible graciousness, support, encouragement, and hope, for which I am eternally grateful. The people I am surrounded by are spectacular and I end this year as I began it: truly humbled to have the opportunity to serve as dean.