About Us

CNRS Mission – The mission of the CNRS is to develop the critical thinking skills needed to collaboratively solve complex problems in science, engineering and natural resources. We graduate literate students who are educated in science and are prepared for professional careers or advanced study in their disciplines.

CNRS Vision – The CNRS vision is to be a premier college for the study of science, engineering and natural resources, through inclusive excellence, innovative teaching and interdisciplinary collaborations.

CNRS Core Values

  • Educational success for a diverse student population
  • Student-centered, field-based education in the natural resource sciences
  • Hands-on learning and laboratory experiences for undergraduates in the basic sciences
  • Using the California North Coast environment as a context for learning and having the facilities to explore it
  • Innovation in pedagogy and curriculum
  • Strong faculty-student mentor relationships, including research and service projects
  • A culture of environmental stewardship
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving
  • A complementary mix of basic and applied research

CNRS Staff

image Steven Smith, Dean.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

image Rick Zechman, Associate Dean.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Julie Tucker – Phone 5826 – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Call for assistance with the following:

  • Provide support to Dean – if you need something from the Dean (i.e., signature).
  • CNRS policies and procedures
  • Agency agreements (Green Diamond Access, State Parks, etc.)
  • Information resource for CNRS department chairs, administrative support, faculty, and staff
  • Retention, Tenure, and Promotion
  • Faculty personnel files, WPAF
  • Special college projects as needed
  • CNRS website

Jim Harding – Phone 3560 – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Call for assistance with the following:

  • Budget – questions re: cost center information, OE, equipment, salaries, benefits
  • Appointment/separation documents for all CNRS employees
  • Account numbers
  • CNRS Dean’s Office budget, including travel budget/questions
  • Expenditures related to the MSF fee

Lisa Perry – Phone 3273 – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Call for assistance with the following:

  • Recruiting
  • Student outreach

Pat Comella – Phone 3256 – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Call for assistance with the following:

  • Appointments for Dean Smith
  • Appointments for Associate Dean Rick Zechman
  • Schedule use of FR 102 conference room
  • NR and ES Graduate program
  • General questions re: college/departments
  • Student evaluations
  • IACUC
  • Student petitions, grade changes
  • Student complaints

Kimberly Vincent-Layton – Phone 6112 – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Call for assistance with the following:

  • Course transformation
  • Learning opportunities, workshops & seminars for CNRS faculty
  • Information and strategies on improving student learning
  • Accessible instructional materials