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Tom Thompson named associate dean and director of international programs

Tom Thompson has been named associate dean and director of international programs for the college.

Thompson, who has been the head of the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences for the last five years, will focus in his new role on growing the college’s international programs across our teaching, research, and Extension missions.

Thompson is replacing Jerzy Nowak, emeritus professor of Horticulture, who is retiring. Thompson will assume his new role Nov. 1.


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Recent hires

CALS New Hires

(between March 25, 2016 and April 24, 2016)

Full Name Job Title Hire Date Organization Description

Extension Faculty

Cromwell, Robert L. Assoc Extension Agent 03/25/16 VA Beach Coop Extension Service
Bender, Morgan L. Extension Agent, FCS 03/25/16 Augusta Coop Extension Service

Extension Staff

Large, Wanda K. Fam Nutrition Prog Assistant 04/10/16 Dickenson Coop Extension Service
McHenry, Diana J. Lab & Research Specialist ll 03/25/16 Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC
D’Orio, Jennifer Family Nutrition Prog Asst 04/10/16 Lynchburg Coop Extension Service
Leftwich, Patricia A. Fam Nutrition Prog Asst 04/10/16 Carroll Coop Extension Service
Rutherford, Mindy L. Fam Nutrition Prog Assistant 04/10/16 Lee Coop Extension Service
Childress, Penny D. Fam Nutr Prog Asst, Adult, Buch Co 04/10/16 Buchanan Coop Extension Service
Pruitt, Rita S. Fam Nut Prog Asst, Henry Co 04/10/16 Henry Coop Extension Service
Lomax, Bertrille B. Family Nutrition Program Asst 04/10/16 Chesapeake Coop Extension Service
Hooper, Lakiko C. FNEP Asst, Adult, Richmond Co 04/10/16 Richmond Co Coop Extension Service
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