Rick Lindroth has announced that he will step down from the role of CALS’ associate dean for research at the end of the calendar year. Dean VandenBosch has posted the position for Lindroth’s replacement and named Laboratory of Genetics’ Chair John Doebley to chair the search.
Lindroth began serving as the associate dean for research in November 2010. In this role, he provides leadership for research administration and the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, including management of pre-award and compliance staff and the portfolio of federal Hatch and McIntire-Stennis formula funds. During the past six years, he has worked closely with the newly formed Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, WARF and a number of commodity groups and other external funders.
“The perspectives I have gained about research, and research administration, at the local and national levels have been invaluable,” says Lindroth. “I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to serve the college, and university, with people of the caliber I have worked with on a daily basis.”
Lindroth will return to his lab in entomology, where his work focuses on a broad span of topics ranging from biochemical to ecosystem ecology, with a strong evolutionary perspective.
“I am extremely grateful for Rick’s leadership. Research provides the foundation of our teaching and outreach, driving all of our activities. As an extremely productive and accomplished researcher himself, Rick has brought important perspectives and experience to this role. I will miss his advice and counsel,” said Dean Kate VandenBosch.
The deadline for assured consideration for applicants for the associate dean of research is September 30, 2016.