Dr. Andrea Dietrich, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Dietrich worked with several faculty and administrators in the college of engineering to develop the skills necessary to start up and manage a center for drinking water taste and odor and infrastructure research. She also participated in a leadership development program at the Center for Creative Leadership and visited a comparable research center at Montana State University.
Dr. Brenda Winkel, Biology, Fralin Biotechnology Center
Dr. Winkel was appointed Associate Director of the Fralin Center for Biotechnology, working with the Director to provide leadership and vision for the Center. She also led an effort to establish a graduate program in plant sciences and organized a research symposium to discuss the future of research in this area and provide insights into successful graduate programs.