Dean and Director
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Kathryn VandenBosch became dean of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in March 2012. Prior to that, VandenBosch was a professor of plant biology at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. In 2001 she became head of the plant biology department there, but took a brief hiatus in 2006 to serve as interim dean of the newly formed College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. She also served as a member and former chair of the executive committees of both the Faculty Senate and the University Senate.
VandenBosch’s research focused on the genetics of plant-microbe interactions and nitrogen fixation in legumes, a family that includes several agriculturally important species. In 2009 VandenBosch was named a fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Prior to her tenure at the University of Minnesota, VandenBosch was a faculty member at Texas A&M University for 12 years. She holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in botany from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and spent time at both UW-Madison and the John Innes Institute in Great Britain as a postdoctoral associate.
Senior Associate Dean
(608) 890-0225 - firstname.lastname@example.org
As senior associate dean, Straub is responsible for management of the CALS faculty, including hiring, promotion, tenure and post-tenure activities. He is the primary point of contact for departments and UW-Madison administrative units on faculty issues and manages the college’s administrative team.
Associate Dean for Research
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Barker is responsible for the administration, management and supervision of the college’s research enterprise. He oversees matters pertaining to compliance and assurance with funding agencies, animal care and use, biosafety, intellectual property and the responsible conduct of research within CALS.
Interim Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
(608) 262-9812 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Colquhoun provides leadership for the organization, content and effectiveness of extension programs related to agriculture and natural resources. He works closely with UW-Extension and CALS leadership, county extension agents and the more than 100 CALS faculty who hold extension appointments to ensure that the college’s extension and outreach activities are timely and integral
Associate Dean for Human Resources and Research
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Hillmer oversees the operations of CALS Human Resources, as they assist and support units throughout the college in all aspects of employment, human relations, payroll, and benefits management. She is the liaison for CALS with the campus Office of Human Resource
s, Benefits Services, Legal Services, and other campus partners. She also supervises HR staff, which includes leadership, guidance, support, and assistance with complex
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(608) 262-3003 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pfatteicher oversees the undergraduate student services in CALS, including curriculum assessment, international programs, career services and internships, scholarships and financial aid. She manages the Office of Academic Affairs and the Farm and Industry Short Course program.
Assistant Dean for Facilities, Planning, Health and Safety
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Sabatke is responsible for planning and development of CALS facilities, space management and oversight of construction projects on the CALS campus and agricultural research stations. He serves as the college’s lead health and safety officer and leads the development of emergency planning procedures for college units.
Associate Dean for Business Services and Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Stations
(608) 261-1432 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Seitler oversees the daily operations of CALS Business Services and the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Stations. She is in charge of all aspects of college budgeting and financial planning. She also manages the start up and budgeting of revenue generating accounts, as well as trust Fund and UW Foundation expenditures and balances.
Associate Dean for External Relations and Advancement
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Zoerb oversees CALS’ external relations efforts, leads the CALS communications team, works with the UW Foundation to advance the college’s development priorities, and advises the dean on matters related to the college’s public image and stakeholder relations.
Dean’s Office Staff
Program Assistant Confidential
(608) 262-1251 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucht provides administrative support for CALS International Programs and for the assistant dean of facilities, as well as several CALS committees including the Committee on Academic Staff Issues, Equity and Diversity, and the Facilities Committee.
Program Assistant Advanced Confidential
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McHenry provides administrative support to the dean and the senior associate dean, including calendaring and travel. McHenry coordinates parking for the college and assists with college-wide events such as CALS Awards and all-college meetings.
Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager
(608) 262-9812 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scharm provides administrative support to the associate dean for extension and outreach, including internal communications, event management, and project management. Scharm assists the senior associate dean with faculty personnel administration and policies, and provides support to CALS leadership committees.