André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA), has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS).
University Provost Dan Bernardo announced Wright’s hiring following completion of a nationwide search. He will begin his duties at WSU on June 1.
“Dr. Wright brings the ideal skillset to lead the next chapter in the evolution of CAHNRS,” Bernardo said. “He has extensive academic and administrative experience at multiple land-grant universities and possesses an impeccable record of scholarly accomplishment. He is also much praised for his collaborative and engaging leadership style.”