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Interim Executive Dean Laura Lawson, located on the George H. Cook Campus, serves as executive director of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and executive dean of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, providing leadership and oversight to both organizations.

She works closely with university leaders to develop and implement strategic initiatives that reflect and advance the university's research, education, and outreach missions.

In addition, Executive Dean Lawson oversees the following units:

+ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment StationNew Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station


Research Support
Intellectual Property
Federal Hatch and McIntire-Stennis Grants
Core Facilities

Administration and Strategic Development

Administration, Planning, Program Development, Resource Allocation
Government Relations and Advocacy
Economic Development and Innovation
Field Stations, Research Farms, Auxilliary Units, Centers, and Business Incubators
Analytic Services, Data Analysis

Cooperative Extension

Smith-Lever Funds/Federal Extension Programs
County Funding Relationships and Partnership Agreements
Continuing Professional Education
Cooperative Extension Departments

Recent Communications

  1. 2020 Excellence Award Winners Announced

    November 18, 2020

    This year, we are not able to have our traditional lunch, but that doesn't mean we can't recognize this group of amazing faculty and staff. Please join me in recognizing the 2020 Excellence award recipients. Well done!

  2. A Commitment to Community-Based Learning, from SEBS Interim Executive Dean

    September 15, 2020

    Executive Dean Lawson discusses living labs for students and the public.

  3. Welcome from the Dean

    September 1, 2020

    Executive Dean Lawson welcome students to the Fall 2020 semester.

View archived news and communication messages from Executive Dean Lawson.