Arboretum Committee

The Arboretum is a UW–Madison research and learning center under the oversight of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE). The Arboretum Director is responsible for providing leadership and implementing the mission and policies of the Arboretum. The Arboretum Committee is a standing governance committee appointed by the Chancellor in consultation with the VCRGE. The Arboretum Committee draws its membership from constituent groups and faculty/staff who have a stake in its diverse programs and operations. The Arboretum Committee advises the VCRGE and the Arboretum Director on procedures and policies regarding the use, management, and direction of Arboretum lands and facilities in order to facilitate the research, teaching, and education/outreach functions of the Arboretum in support of its overall mission.

2014–15 Arboretum Committee Members

Nicholas Balster, Soil Science
Laurie Beth Clark, Art
David Drake (chair), Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Claudio Gratton, Entomology
James Hurley, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Katherine McMahon, Civil and Environmental Engineering / Bacteriology
Judy Kingsbury, Arboretum Staff Representative

Ex officio, voting
Kris Ackerbauer, Physical Plant, FPM
Ben Dryer, Friends of the Arboretum Representative
Rhonda James, Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture, FPM
Donna Paulnock, Arboretum Interim Director
Joy Zedler, Botany / Arboretum Research Director

Ex officio, non-voting
Gary Brown, Lakeshore Nature Preserve Director
Norman Drinkwater, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Biological Sciences / Oncology
Jordan Mandli, Student representative