RENO — University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson announced this week that he is initiating a national search for a permanent dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
“It was nearly two years ago that we announced the two-year appointment of an interim dean for CABNR, and the time has come to initiate a national search for this position,” Johnson said in a statement to colleagues. “Filling this leadership role signals a continued commitment to the educational and research mission embodied by this college. Every college must be responsive and appropriately scaled to the workforce and economic impact of the industries served.”
The college has been under the leadership of Interim Dean Ron Pardini since 2008. When officially appointing Pardini as interim dean in 2010, Johnson announced that he expected to begin the search this year for the permanent dean’s position.
“In the case of CABNR, constituent input points to the opportunity to define a clearer vision for the college, evaluate and refresh the curriculum and address today’s industry and issues,” Johnson said. “Filling this position is intended to set the college on a positive, stable course that builds on the strength of its faculty, quality of its students and passion of its constituents.”
Provost Heather Hardy will be appointing a search committee for the position in the next few weeks.
“Ron Pardini’s service as interim dean has been appreciated and he will continue in this role as the search moves forward,”