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Title: Read Named Assistant Director
News Release  -  October 17, 2001
Source: Michigan Sea Grant
Contact: Elizabeth LaPorte, (734) 647-0767, email: elzblap@umich.edu

Michigan Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Jennifer Read has joined the staff as Assistant Director. Read is a specialist in Great Lakes pollution policy with a doctorate in environmental history from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario).  She brings several years' experience in environmental program development, research and management to her new position.

As Assistant Director and member of the Management Team, Read will provide intellectual leadership and policy development for Michigan Sea Grant.  She will oversee the day-to-day operations of Michigan Sea Grant's Ann Arbor offices and pursue teaching and research opportunities contributing to the development of Michigan Sea Grant's overall vision.

"I'm excited to be working with Michigan Sea Grant," Read says, "And I'm looking forward to collaborating with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and others in the Great Lakes community as we work on our shared goals for coastal resource management and protection."

Prior to joining Michigan Sea Grant, Read was at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor. There she was responsible for program development, planning, research and management on a number of Detroit River and other regional environmental issues. Read has also served as a consultant to the Great Lakes Commission and the International Joint Commission.

"We're pleased to have Dr. Read on board at Michigan Sea Grant," says Interim Director George Carignan, "Her academic credentials and policy experience will add a new dimension to our state and region-wide initiatives."

Read may be reached at (734) 936-3622. Email: jenread@umich.edu, Michigan Sea Grant, http://www.miseagrant.org, University of Michigan, 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2099.

Michigan Sea Grant promotes greater knowledge and stewardship of the Great Lakes through research and education. Michigan Sea Grant is a joint program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Michigan Sea Grant is funded in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce.)

The program currently funds research projects and numerous outreach activities, such as sustainable coastal development, fisheries, coastal wetlands, Great Lakes education, Great Lakes ecosystem dynamics, exotic species and marine engineering.

Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Manager
Michigan Sea Grant College Program
734-647-0767, Fax: 734-647-0768
Web: http://www.miseagrant.org
University of Michigan
I.S.T. Building, 2200 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
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