Douglas Buhler recommended for CANR interim dean
Douglas Buhler, director of Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and senior associate dean for research in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be recommended to the MSU Board of Trustees as interim dean designate of CANR from Dec. 10-31, and then interim dean, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Buhler also serves as assistant vice president for Research and Graduate Studies and director of MSU AgBioResearch, positions he will retain during his service as interim dean.
Buhler will succeed Fred Poston, who also has served as MSU’s vice president for finance and operations and special adviser to the president, who is retiring on Dec. 31.
“The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is making steady progress in its search for its next dean, with candidates expected on campus within the next few weeks,” said MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt. “I would like to thank Dr. Buhler for graciously agreeing to serve until the next dean is hired and to thank Dean Poston for his many years of dedicated service to CANR and the university.”
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