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Lumpkin Accepts International Post

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Thomas Lumpkin will become director general of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center in Taiwan on Jan. 1, 2003.

Lumpkin, a veteran of 19 years on the WSU faculty, has chaired the crop and soil sciences department for six and a half years.

The AVRDC is based in Taiwan with branch offices in Bangkok and Arusha, Tanzania.

Lumpkin said the center is heavily involved in supporting research, nutrition, and vegetable production in the developing world.

He plans to move to Taiwan in early December.

AVDRC was created in 1971. It’s headquarters are in Tainan.

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