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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

Student touching plant in potato field

Lunar New Year Tidings

Scientists and students join potato industry partners to share projects and advances at the 2022 WSU Potato Field Day, held at Othello. Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit, everyone! I was born in the…
Freak Alley in Boise, Idaho.

MLK remembered

MLK mural from Freak Alley, an open-air, multi-artist mural gallery located in Boise, Idaho.  After the long weekend, I headed to Miami to spend the rest of the week learning about philanthropy and donor relations…
Green rolling hills of Steptoe Butte.

The semester is winding up

Green rolling hills of Steptoe Butte State Park near Colfax, WA. I have to admit, last week was a bit slow. I suspect those that had not taken a break the week of Dec. 19…
Dean Powers with dairy cow

New year, new opportunities

Students gain real-world experience in operating a working dairy farm at WSU’s Knott Dairy Center, located just outside of Pullman, Wash. Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean Wendy Powers visits with staff of the dairy center…
In Dr. Vikram Yadama's lab at the WSU Composite Materials Engineering Center, postdoctoral researcher Avishek Chanda, left, and doctoral student Vyasgowtham Prabhakar, right, demonstrate part of the process of turning hazelnut shells into strong, eye-catching architectural panels.

Winter Solstice

In Dr. Vikram Yadama's lab at the WSU Composite Materials Engineering Center, postdoctoral researcher Avishek Chanda, left, and doctoral student Vyasgowtham Prabhakar, right, demonstrate part of the process of turning hazelnut shells into strong, eye-catching…
WSU graduate Mason Ruark

Meeting New People

New WSU graduate Mason Ruark marches during fall 2022 commencement, Dec. 10, at Beasley Coliseum, WSU Pullman. This week started in a fog. If I did not have to wonder if there was ice underfoot,…