Van Gundy Reappointed to Board

Gov. Schwarzenegger has reappointed Seymour D. Van Gundy, professor emeritus of nematology, to the State Water Quality Control Board, Region 8. He has served on the board since 2000.

His appointment proceeds to the state Senate for approval.

Van Gundy, who joined UCR in 1957, is chairman of the Planning Committee for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of UCR's Agricultural Experiment Station.

Chancellor’s Executive Assistant Hired

Raymond J. O'Brien has joined UCR as executive assistant in the chancellor’s office. O’Brien, who previously worked as an executive assistant at Wells Fargo & Company in San Francisco replaces Sharon Vanderdeen. He can be contacted at (951) 827-3989 or