UCR’s Academic Senate Award Committee awarded IIGB/CEPCEB Professor Linda Walling in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences the Distinguished Campus Service Award for Academic year 2015-2016.

The award committee noted that Linda Walling served on several Academic Senate committees, most notably the Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP) as a member (2012-13), Vice Chair (2013-14), and Chair (2014-15). At the University level she served as a member of Advisory Committees on Institutes and Centers (2004-2010), and Intellectual Property and Development (2004-10). At the college level, she served on nine college committees prior to her appointment to the leadership team in CNAS. Serving under three different CNAS deans, she was Associate Dean for Biological Sciences (2003-04), Associate Dean (2004-07) and Divisional Dean for Life Sciences (2007-09). During this time, she spent exceptional effort leading numerous initiatives for changes in biological sciences teaching, college reorganization, assessment of college’s space and current and future research and teaching needs, several CNAS building projects including her spearheading efforts for the Genomics building, and the internal and external review of the life sciences undergrad majors (2003-09). At the departmental level, she served as a member of numerous strategic committees, including planning committees, the A&PS Review Committee and Faculty Search Committees. Furthermore, she was on numerous committees on graduate and undergraduate education including her role as Graduate Advisor for the Plant Biology Graduate Program (2010-15) and Chair of the Educational Advisory Committee (2010-15).

IIGB congratulates Linda on this prestigious and well-deserved award!