im游戏州立大学任命新院长查尔斯. 施密特科学学院

瓦莱里·福布斯,Ph值.D.

瓦莱里·福布斯,Ph值.D., is im游戏下载's new dean of the Charles E. 施密特科学学院.


By 莉莎·梅特卡夫 | 8/4/2022

im游戏下载 has announced 瓦莱里·福布斯,Ph值.D., as its new dean of the Charles E. 施密特科学学院, effective Aug. 10. Forbes will spearhead 能力’s second largest college, which has a student body of more than 8,500, and education and 研究 programs in biological 科学s, 化学和生物化学, 环境科学, exercise 科学 and health promotion, 地球科学, marine 科学 and oceanography, 数学, 神经科学, 物理, 心理学, and urban and regional planning.

Forbes brings more than 25 years of experience as a robust, enterprising 研究er and academic leader with international experience that pairs well with 能力’s already thriving scientific community.

As the former dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, 双城, Forbes oversaw a $100 million budget, secured partnerships with government and industry, grew enrollments while maintaining high admissions standards, and launched a Dean’s Undergraduate 研究 Program. She also successfully advocated for UMN to join the University of California Partnership for 教师 多样性, a pipeline program to attract high quality and diverse postdocs and facilitate their transition to become tenure-track faculty.  

“The university is incredibly proud to welcome such an accomplished leader like Valery,米歇尔·霍金斯说。, Ph.D., interim 能力 provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We look forward to seeing how she will build on the existing strengths of the college.”

在UMN担任院长期间, Forbes led major capital projects, including the development of a $110 million biomanufacturing innovation center at UMN to grow the college’s footprint in biotechnology and provide a new revenue stream for the college. As part of UMN’s most recent philanthropic campaign, she exceeded her college’s fundraising goal one year ahead of schedule with major success in raising funds for student scholarships.

“As one of the largest colleges at 能力, it is essential that we not only have strong 研究ers, but that we have 研究 leaders who want to create synergistic partnerships across 能力 and beyond,”《im游戏》称. “院长, I plan to help faculty attract larger, multi-partner grants and projects, reduce administrative barriers for faculty to lead major collaborative 研究 efforts, institute seed funding and provide increased opportunities for faculty to step-up and allow them to lead high impact 研究 initiatives in our areas of strength.”

除了 to the eight academic departments in the 施密特科学学院, there is a group of strong interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary 研究 centers engaged in cutting-edge 研究. These include The Center for Biological and Materials Physics, The Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, the Center for Cryptology and Information Security, the Center for Geo-Information Sciences, the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies, and the 木星 Life Science Initiative. The College offers programs at 能力’s campuses in 波卡拉顿, 戴维 and 木星.

以前, Forbes served at the University of Nebraska, 林肯, as the director of the School of Biological Sciences. 除了, she was the founding department head and professor in the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change at Roskilde University, 丹麦.

“My 研究 has been extremely international, and I envision establishing greater international partnerships, and reinforcing current relationships with renowned 研究 partners, such as the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuro科学,”《im游戏》称. “We have the only Max Planck Institute in North America in our backyard, that is certainly a feather in our cap and should be nurtured.”

The 施密特科学学院’s faculty members have active collaborations that extend not only across 能力’s colleges and campuses and with Max Planck, but also through the 能力 pillars, 包括I-BRAIN, 我感觉, HBOI, 和I-HEALTH, and other local 研究 institutions such as UF Scripps Biomedical 研究. The college also has affiliations with national laboratories such as Los Alamos and Oak Ridge and international collaborations that span the globe.

福布斯获得了博士学位.D. in coastal oceanography and a master’s degree in marine 环境科学 from the State University System of New York at Stony Brook, and a bachelor’s degree in geology from the State University System of New York at Binghamton.  

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