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Get to know our new dean!

Shane C. Burgess, former director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi St. University, has been very busy learning firsthand about his new College by visiting colleagues and alumni on campus and across Arizona.

A native of New Zealand, Burgess has worked around the world as a practicing veterinarian and scientist.

His areas of expertise include cancer biology, virology, proteomics, immunology and bioinformatics. Since 1997 he has written 110 peer-reviewed publications.

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In The News
University of Arizona Campus Agricultural Center
"It's so satisfying to pay it forward!"

Dedicated CALS alumni like Kelly and Cheryl Keithly help the University of Arizona remain a world-class institution and a global leader in Agriculture and the Life Sciences. Their many gifts to their College range from financial support for modern teaching and research buildings, to funding for extraordinary students, to personal participation on boards and in volunteer roles.

Kelly and Cheryl met at The University of Arizona, where Kelly earned his B.S. in Agriculture Education and Cheryl received her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education.   After graduation, Kelly spent ten years working in vegetable seed sales for Ferry Morse and Imperial Valley Milling.   In 1981, Kelly and his former employer founded Keithly Williams Seeds, and the company has expanded to become the largest seed dealer in North America.

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