Dr. Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective

Faculty, Staff and Friends of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1, 2021.

Dr. Rondon is a renowned expert in IPM, with expertise in the irrigated crops of eastern Oregon, and has worked closely with multiple commodity groups since joining our college in 2005 at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Her appointment will help strengthen our IPM Center to focus on IPM issues and opportunities in Oregon and the west, enhancing our strategic goal to help our industries compete in their markets, domestically and globally. 

Dr. Rondon is an active member of the Entomological Society of America, where she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force and led the organization of the first Latino/Hispanic Symposium in her professional society—now on its 9th year.

I would like to thank the search committee and all who participated in the search for their service to the department, college, and OSU.  Their time and effort over the past several months has been invaluable. The committee is:

Search chair: John Talbott – CAS Deans office
Search Advocate: Lisa Ballance – Marine Mammal Institute
Navneet Kaur, Entomologist - CSS
Jay Pscheidt, Plant Pathologist – BPP
Marcello Moretti, Weed Scientist – Hort 
Jeffrey Jenkins, Toxicologist – EMT
Kaci Buhl, Pesticide Safety – OIPMC
Len Coop: Climate/Pests Decision Support, OIPMC 
Ashley Thompson, Extension Specialist, Tree Fruits – Extension
Rose Kachadoorian, Pesticide Division – ODA
Jeff Stone, Executive Director of Oregon Association of Nurseries

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Rondon to her new position.

Dr. Alan Sams
Reub Long Dean and Director
College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station

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