A Message From the Dean

A Message From the Dean - September 2018

September 27, 2018
Signs of the season: a new academic year and College Celebration

The relative calm of summer in Davis has quickly given way to the hustle and bustle of our students, staff and faculty gearing up for a new academic year. We welcome everyone back and look forward to the excitement, discovery, and connections this change in seasons brings.

A Message from the Dean - June 2018

June 12, 2018
Commencement is a major milestone for our graduates

Congratulations to the 1,720 undergraduate students who will cross the stage at one of two College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 15. 

A Message from the Dean - May 2018

May 30, 2018

Field days help farmers plan for the future

Field days for California growers are a tradition going back to the very beginning of the University of California. They have stood the test of time because they are an extremely effective method of showing the agricultural community the latest innovations in plant and animal production.

A Message from the Dean - April 2018

April 17, 2018

Take the UC Davis Give Day challenge.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is working hard to address critical issues with food, water, energy, climate change and human health to improve our quality of life and to support the public good.

We have earned our reputation as a world leader in the agricultural, environmental and human sciences through our unwavering commitment to the land-grant system of research, teaching and extension. It’s a system that has proven its worth to society and has only gotten stronger with time.

A Message from the Dean - March 2018

March 21, 2018

Keeping our house in order

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) is known the world over for the excellence of our research, teaching and extension programs, and there are many reasons for this. CA&ES faculty are cutting-edge researchers and inspirational instructors. We recruit the best students from an ever-growing pool of bright young minds. And we have in place talented staff to support our programs.

A Message from the Dean - February 2018

February 22, 2018

Imagining a bold, new future for the UC Davis community

Our new chancellor, Gary May, was quickly and warmly embraced by UC Davis when he joined the campus late last summer. Now, he is challenging us to dig deep and imagine a bold new future in an inclusive strategic planning effort for the campus community.

A Message from the Dean - January 2018

January 19, 2018
A fresh wave of students is setting sights on UC Davis A new year is upon us and with it high school seniors and college transfer students throughout California and beyond are setting their sights on attending one of the best universities in the nation, UC Davis.

Recent statistics show that our campus attracted a record 95,207 applicants to study as freshman or transfer students in fall 2018. This is an increase of 7,550, or 8.6 percent, over last year. At the beginning of the current academic year, the campus as a whole enrolled 9,257 new students in fall 2017.

A Message from the Dean - December 2017

December 19, 2017
Generous supporters help make our future bright   As the year draws to a close, I want to share how proud I am of the faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The future of our college is bright and each of us plays an integral part. Our historic successes position us well to address the challenges facing our communities, our agricultural lands and the natural world. With the generosity of our supporters, we continue to grow our capacity to teach students, conduct research and reach out to our diverse state.

A Message from the Dean - November 2017

November 20, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to the CA&ES family  

As our thoughts turn to spending time with our friends and loved ones over Thanksgiving, I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to all who help make the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences an outstanding place to work, learn, and discover—faculty, staff, students, volunteers, friends and alumni. Our shared commitment to education and developing solutions for the world’s challenges makes this place special.

A Message from the Dean - October 2017

October 23, 2017
Living with and learning from California wildfires


We are heartbroken over the fires that have taken lives and consumed homes and businesses in our treasured state, and we are acutely aware that the devastation has affected many within our own communities. Our college has deep connections to the impacted areas, and we sincerely hope you and your loved ones are safe. Our thoughts go out to all who were affected by this major natural disaster.