Burlington--After a national search, the University of Vermont (UVM) has selected Dr. Teresa Leslie to be the new director of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, effective January 29.
Outgoing Northeast SARE director Dr. Vern Grubinger, who has served in the position since 2007, said, “Dr. Leslie brings a fresh perspective to our program that will enrich our work. She has a deep understanding of the connection between agriculture and public health, as well as issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. I am eager to work with Dr. Leslie to assure a smooth transition, aided by our very capable staff.” During Grubinger’s tenure, Northeast SARE awarded 1,776 grants for a total of $75.8 million.