Maria Gallo Named a Finalist for Dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture at the University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has announced four finalists for the position of dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The new dean will also be director for Research and Cooperative Extension at the university. One of the four finalists is a woman.

Maria Gallo is a professor and chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida. In 2011 she served as the president of the Crop Science Society of America and the American Peanut Research and Educational Society.

Professor Gallo is a graduate of Cornell University. She holds a master’s degree in crop science and a Ph.D. in genetics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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