Rick Klemme appointed Interim Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension

We in the CALS community acknowledge with pride CALS Associate Dean Rick Klemme’s appointment as Interim Dean of Cooperative Extension effective February 1, 2007. Rick’s dynamic leadership has been deeply valued as part of our CALS Administrative team, and we join the CALS faculty in wishing Rick and UWEX Cooperative Extension continued success.

The integral coordination and cooperation that Cooperative Extension brings to the college’s land-grant missions is essential to our College’s success, and I am certain that CALS will continue to benefit from Rick’s engagement and leadership as he assumes his new position. We will be developing a position vacancy listing to reflect this change. I invite the CALS community to offer comments regarding this position and its future in the College.

On behalf of the CALS community, we also congratulate Arlen Leholm as he begins his new appointment as North Central Regional Area Experiment Station Executive Director. Arlen has decided to continue the affiliation this office has maintained with UW Madison so we welcome Arlen to his new home in Ag Hall.

Molly R. Jahn, Dean and Director