, the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Hydrology, has been at F&ES since 1999. He also holds appointments in the departments of Geology and Geophysics and Chemical Engineering at Yale.
In a message to the community, Salovey said he hopes to complete the permanent appointment “very soon,” but thanked Saiers for serving as Interim Dean during the transition.
He will serve as Interim Dean until the new Dean arrives, at which point Saiers will continue as professor at F&ES.
“I am deeply grateful to Professor Saiers for accepting this assignment,” Salovey wrote. “Over his fifteen years at Yale, he has gained deep knowledge of the university — and of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in particular — that will be invaluable during this period of transition. With his willingness to provide interim leadership, and with the dedication that all of you show to upholding Yale’s excellence, I am confident of our continued success.”
Saiers has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since 2010. He will leave that role on June 30, and a new Associate Dean will be appointed before the beginning of the fall semester.