First NDSU provost candidate to hold open forum

Howard Grimes, vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at Washington State University, Pullman, will be available for media interviews at 8:30 a.m. on April 5 in the Century Theater at the Memorial An open forum for the campus community will follow and media is welcome to attend.

Grimes, who also is a professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, has been a faculty member and administrator at WSU since 1995.

He previously was a research scientist at Purdue University, West Lafayette. In addition, he held a post-doctoral position at Purdue and was a post-graduate research biochemist at the University of California, Davis.

Grimes earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, his master’s degree in plant pathology at the University of Massachusetts and his doctorate in botany at North Carolina State University. He is a member of the American Society of Plant Biology and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His vita lists 50 publications and 24 invited seminars or addresses. Grimes is a past member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for such journals as Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Planta, Journal of Plant Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Phytochemistry.

He also is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy.

Grimes is the first of four provost candidates visiting NDSU. Cheryl Schrader, associate vice president for strategic research initiatives and former dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University, will visit campus on April 6 and 7.

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