A plant scientist experienced in teaching, research and extension will begin May 18 as director of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center.
Brian Mealor is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming and extension weed specialist.
“Brian’s professional experiences will serve him well in this position,” said Bret Hess, associate dean of research and director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station. The AES in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources directs four research and extension centers in the state.
“He has proven to be innovative, has strong organizational skills and possesses exceptional communication skills coupled with an ability to work with a broad range of constituencies,” said Hess.
Mealor received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in rangeland ecology and watershed management from the University of Wyoming. He joined the plant sciences department in 2009. Mealor replaces Valtcho Jeliazkov, who has accepted the director position of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center with Oregon State University.
Source: University of Wyoming Extension
Image provided by UW: Brian Mealor, right, is the new director of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center. He and Jim Heitholt, head of the Department of Plant Sciences, visit last summer during a research and extension center field day