Johnson steps down as UVM’s Dean of Agriculture

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The University of Vermont is looking for a new dean for its college of agriculture.

Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition and dean of the ag school for the last seven years, announced that she will be leaving the post in June. She will take a leave of absence and return to her teaching post in July of next year.

University officials said that Johnson was instrumental in planning for the university’s new $55 million plant science building. She also is credited with strong support for traditional agriculture courses, as well as overseeing the launch of new programs.

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