From Dan Arp, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences 4/4/18. "Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Spatafora has accepted our offer to becomet the Department Head for Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP). Joey is a tenured Professor in BPP and served for eight years as Associate Head. During his 23 years at Oregon State University, he has maintained an active an successful record of teaching, research and service, which was recognized by his selection as one of OSU's Distinguished Professors in 2018. His research focused on the evolutionary biology of fungi is recognized internationally. Joey will begin his appointment on April 9, 2018. I would like to that the search committee and those who participated in an excellent search. I would also like to thank John Fowler for his service as Interim Department Head. Please join me in welcoming Joey to his new position."