Charles G. Miller, head of the department of microbiology, has been named the chair of the search committee to nominate a new dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. W.R. Gomes left the deanship after seven years in August to become vice president of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. David Chicoine, former head of the UI agricultural economics department, was named interim dean until a successor is named. Also serving on the search committee: * David H. Baker, professor of animal sciences. * Loren E. Bode, professor of agricultural engineering. * Sara U. Douglas, professor of textile marketing and economics. * John W. Erdman, professor of food science. * Raquel A. Lacey, undergraduate. * Brent A. McBride, professor of human development. * Michael J. Plewa, professor in the Institute for Environmental Studies. * James B. Sinclair, professor of plant pathology. * Mary Ann Smith, professor of plant physiology. * Steven T. Sonka, professor of agricultural economics. * Jesse C. Thompson, assistant dean for academic programs. * Christine M. Todd, professor of child development extension. * Victor E.O. Valli, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.