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Dean Wendy Powers

Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean

Dr. Wendy Powers is the inaugural Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Joining CAHNRS on Aug. 15, 2022, Powers embodies the land-grant mission through her collaborative work with agricultural producers and research peers nationwide.

As a scientist, Powers linked research discovery with outreach to the livestock industry, providing knowledge and tools to help producers reduce their environmental impacts while staying competitive and meeting growing consumer demand. She holds a doctorate in animal science and a master’s degree in dairy science from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cornell University.

From the Dean’s Desk

Cougar pride sculpture located on the northeast corner of Martin Stadium


Cougar pride sculpture located on the northeast corner of Martin Stadium Scot Hulbert and I are in Baltimore through Wednesday this week, attending the national annual meeting for Extension directors leaders. The sessions' focus has…
A row of young apple trees.

First Impressions

Young apple trees in Wenatchee, Washington. Wenatchee was a blast. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Stemilt Growers packing and shipping facility and hearing about the strong partnership between the research team at Stemilt…
Dean Powers with student and faculty member


Congratulations to the Fall Festival prize and scholarship winners! And thank you to the many chair, faculty, and director ice cream servers! I hope students had as much fun as I did. The CAHNRS organizing…
Dean Wendy Powers

Start of a new season!

I wasn’t sure what to expect while watching the U of I versus WSU football game last weekend at a stadium suite. Although I was surprised to see the Vandals gear, I should not have…
Dean Wendy Powers stands in a wheat field

Getting out there

Students are settling in. Most have found their way to class by now. I met with one department chair today who shared that one of the things they enjoy most about the position is the…
Dean Powers at Convocation Pinning

Excited to be part of CAHNRS!

I invite you to join me as I learn more about CAHNRS and share my discoveries, thoughts, and reflections. I am excited to travel around Washington to see the CAHNRS programs in action and meet with the great minds responsible for making a difference across the state.