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Q&A With Kate Preston

Preston is the research news strategist in CAFNR Communications

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I work in CAFNR’s Communications department as a Research News Strategist. I work with researchers on campus to write feature stories promoting their research or grants they’ve received. I also work with the Agricultural Experiment Stations across the state writing stories and promoting events held…

Q&A With Katie Barthel

Barthel is the coordinator of student services in CAFNR Academic Programs

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I work in the Office of Academic Programs as one of the Coordinators of Student Services. In my role, I coordinate CAFNR new student welcomes, conduct academic outreach, meet with exploring students and more. How long have you worked in CAFNR? I have been working…

Q&A With Kathleen Matz

Matz is the recruitment and event specialist in CAFNR Academic Programs

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am the Recruitment and Event Specialist for CAFNR. This means I help with meeting prospective students both on and off campus, scheduling and planning recruitment events such as High School Group Visit Days, attending college fairs, and helping create new ideas for recruitment events.…

Q&A with Jill Kanaley

Kanaley is the interim program chair of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am a professor and Interim Chair of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology which is now part of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. My job responsibilities are not just administrative and being chair of the department, but I also do research on the…

Q&A with Jung Ha-Brookshire

Ha-Brookshire is the program chair for Personal Financial Planning

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am chairing the Personal Financial Planning program. The PFP program has undergraduate and graduate programs that meet the educational requirement to sit for the national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam and other finance-related credentials. We have award-winning faculty members who conduct cutting-edge research on personal…

IDE: A Year in Review

CAFNR reflects on IDE action items implemented over the past year

A year ago, each division and office in our college committed to taking on two action items to promote compassion, inclusivity, diversity and equity within their units. After a review and suggestions by the CAFNR IDEC Committee, directors pursued the initiatives – often more than two – and shared updates with Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert each month, which were…