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  • A 24-member search committee has been appointed by President W. Kent Fuchs. Dr. Michael Perri, dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions, will serve as chair of the committee.  Melissa Curry, assistant vice president of UF Human Resources, will serve as the search consultant for the committee.

    The search committee includes the following:

    • Adegbola Adesogan, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition in the Department of Animal Sciences
    • Katherine Allen, Extension Director for UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee County
    • Shirley Baker, Associate Professor, Molluscan Biology/Aquaculture Fisheries/Aquatic Sciences, Co-chair, UF/IFAS Faculty Assembly
    • Ben Bolusky, CEO, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
    • Jamie Ellis, Gahan Endowed Prof., Honey Bee Husbandry, Ecology, & Conservation; Integrated Crop Pollination
    • Robert Ferl, Professor for Horticultural Sciences and Assistant Vice President for Research
    • Jim Handley, Executive Vice President, Florida Cattleman’s Association
    • Eric Hellgren, Chair and Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    • John Hoblick, President, Florida Farm Bureau
    • Tracy Irani, Chair of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    • Mike Joyner, President, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
    • Mark Kaplan, Vice President for Government and Community Relations
    • Rob MacKay, Professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    • Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Vice President for Operations
    • Kati Migliaccio, Chair and Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Chris Pettit, Director, Agricultural Water Policy
    • Win Phillips, Executive Chief of Staff
    • Jorge Rey, Director, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab. and Prof. of Wetlands & Estuarine Ecology
    • Michael Rogers, Director, UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center and Prof. of Entomology & Nematology
    • Diane Rowland, Chair and Professor of Agronomy
    • Alan Shelby, Executive Vice President, Florida Forestry Association
    • Mike Sparks, Executive Vice President and CEO, Florida Citrus Mutual
    • Elaine Turner, Professor and Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    • Noah Valenstein, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection