President Barack Obama announced in October the appointment of Dr. Nancy Rodriguez ’98 PhD as director of the National Institute of Justice. The NIJ is the federal agency that serves as the research, development and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. It’s dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
Dr. Nancy Rodriguez is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University (ASU), a position she has held since 2012. She first joined the ASU faculty in 1998. Dr. Rodriguez recently completed her tenure as Associate Dean for Student Engagement in the College of Public Programs at ASU. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor from 2004 to 2012 and an Assistant Professor from 1998 to 2004. Dr. Rodriguez is an Executive Counselor of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). She is a recipient of several awards for her research, including the W.E.B. Dubois Award from the Western Society of Criminology, and the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime. Dr. Rodriguez received a B.A. from Sam Houston State University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University.
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Allflex USA Inc., the global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, has announced the promotion of Scott Holt ’91 to the newly created position of North American marketing manager. Scott is transitioning into his new position from his current role as associate national sales manager, which he assumed in 2010 after 10 years as the northwestern regional sales manager for Allflex. In his new role, Scott will remain based in Idaho and will oversee marketing efforts for Allflex’s large animal business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
“Scott has built a strong knowledge base on all facets of livestock production and management, and developed highly valued partnerships across all sectors that we serve with key distribution, integrator and technology partners,” says Glenn Fischer, Allflex senior vice president. “It is clear that our North American market has become more diverse and unique, and it is with this in mind that we look forward to Scott’s leadership and collaborative style at the helm of our marketing efforts.”
Scott is a 1991 graduate of Washington State University majoring in ag business with an emphasis in beef production. He has held positions in ranch management, breed association communications and youth activities, and purebred sales and marketing prior to joining Allflex in 2000. He currently serves as the animal health committee chair for the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association and is the advisor for the Idaho Junior Hereford Association.
“Animal identification is a vital tool in the management of livestock,” Scott remarks. “Every day, we help producers learn about their animals and provide tools to manage more efficiently. As the world’s population and demand for food grows, we understand the commitment and innovation necessary to provide solutions for our industry. We’re up to the challenge and excited to help the producers we serve.”
Dr. John Muramatsu (Zoology, 1980) was recognized by Field and Stream magazine as a finalist in their “Heroes of Conservation” feature. He was honored along with 5 other individuals from all over the country for their volunteer work in conservation. John has volunteered with his local Duwamish/Green Chapter of Trout Unlimited for over 20 years in conservation and restoration projects. Additionally, he has headed up “Salmon in the Classroom” projects for our local elementary schools for about 15 of those years. In September he travelled to Washington, DC for a gala event sponsored by Field and Stream, the Bonnier Corporation, and Toyota. He was awarded $5,500.00 to dedicate to his projects.
Steve Gleason was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame and recognized during the 2014 Apple Cup. Gleason was a four year letter winner for both football and basell during his years at Washington State. He was a two time team captain, garner All-Pacific-10 conference honors three times and finished with 282 tackles. Gleason won many awards and went on to play with the New Orlean Saints in the NFL for seven seasons.
Paul Evans ’80 joined Opus as Managing Director in the Bank’s Structured Finance division. Mr. Evans is a banking and finance veteran with 31 years of experience. He will work to expand Opus’ Structured Finance client base in the Pacific Northwest. These markets include Seattle, Puget Sound region, Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington area.
Brooks RW Gunsul ’52, a founding partner with Portland, Oregon-based Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Architects LLP (ZGF), retired. ZGF designed facilities at WSU, such as the library expansion and the plaza on Terrell Mall, Johnson Hall, and the initial buildings on the WSU Vancouver campus. The firm has been recognized for their designs, particularly in the medical and research fields.