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Office of Global Programs names advisory team

An advisory team that includes top UGA administrators and faculty has been established to provide support and guidance to the Office of Global Programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The advisory team was established by Amrit Bart, who was named Office of Global Programs director in March 2014. Bart began reaching out to faculty and administrators throughout the university soon after his arrival, seeking insight in developing the office’s new strategic plan.

At the group’s first meeting, Tim Smalley, a professor in the college’s horticulture department, was elected chair of the committee and the committee’s bylaws were approved.

Other members of the committee include Joe Broder, CAES associate dean for academic affairs; Corrie Brown, a professor of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine; Jinru Chen, a professor of food science and technology; Rob Cooper, assistant to the CAES dean for external relations; Rob Derrick, interim director for international partnerships in the UGA Office of International Education; Mike Doyle, Regents Professor and director of the Center for Food Safety; Jack Houston, a professor emeritus of agricultural and applied economics; Scott Jackson, GRA Eminent Scholar and a professor of crop and soil sciences; Maria Navarro, an associate professor of agriculture leadership, education and communication; Greg Price, UGA Extension director of county operations; Octavio Ramirez, head of the agricultural and applied economics department; Scott Russell, a professor of poultry science; Harald Scherm, CAES assistant dean for research and professor of plant pathology; Rakesh Singh, head of the food science and technology department; Srinivasan Rajagopalbabu, an associate professor of entomology; and Steve Stice, a professor, senior research scientist and GRA Eminent Scholar of Animal and Dairy Science.