Dear CMS Alumni and Friends,
Greetings from the College of Marine Science! We’re excited to restart our newly designed newsletter with this issue, and hope you enjoy it. We’ve experienced a kaleidoscope of changes here at CMS since you last heard from us. Ready? Here we go (in no particular order)!
• And, I announced that I will step down from my role as Dean on June 30, 2020 after nine and a half years of service. I’m thrilled to return to my research roots and will become part of the USF faculty. A search for the new dean will commence shortly.
We’ve also experienced tremendous heartache. We lost two of our CMS family members this past summer. Chris Schwint, our Budget Director, passed away July 21st, having suffered a heart attack. Anita Thompson, our Unit Research Administrator, passed away July 27th after her courageous, 11-year fight against cancer. We commit to ensuring their spirits remain alive within the CMS and miss each Anita and Chris dearly. If you’d like to add to donations we’ve made in their honor, please visit these links:
Dean, College of Marine Science