From the Directors


Directors’ Message 

Welcome to the CFAES Wooster Campus Connector! We hope that this newsletter will inspire our campus to connect, collaborate, and strengthen our strong CFAES community. We want to celebrate our amazing faculty, staff, and students and highlight activities, events, and our successes. This newsletter will contain contributions from faculty, student organizations, Wooster staff council, our facilities team, as well as provide updates for past and future events on the CFAES Wooster Campus. In the State of the College, Dean Kress said, “Inspiration Ignites Potential.” Through expanded connections and collaborations, we can inspire each other and maximize the potential of the CFAES Wooster Campus.  

This issue has short articles from Dr. Osler Ortez (HCS), CFAES Graduate Students, Wooster Staff Council (and the return of the Spotlight on Staff!), and an update from our facilities and planning group.  Please continue reading for upcoming events on the CFAES Wooster campus including the Inclusive Futures Conversations (to register: and ATI Commencement—Did you know that ATI is celebrating 50 years!  

We would love other contributions for future newsletters—please contact Loren Harper ( and Betty Aylsworth ( if interested.  


Dr. Andy Michel & Dr. Kris Boone