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Comings and Goings in the Pond
The PD/A CRSP welcomes two new Board of Directors (BOD) members and bids farewell to the outgoing chair. Russell Moll
We regret the loss of S.M Kinyali, faculty member in the department of soil science at the University of Nairobi, who died on 23 January 2000. Kinyali was a CRSP cooperator on the Kenya project’s Effluents/Pollution research and served as thesis advisor to Bernard Meso.

The CRSP welcomes Nancy Gitonga as the new CRSP host country principal investigator in Kenya. Following the retirement of Fred Pertet, Gitonga has taken over as Interim Director of the Kenyan Fisheries Department. She holds a Master’s degree in food science and technology from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. Her thesis was entitled “Investigation into post-harvest losses of cured Nile perch (Lates niloticus) in Kenya.” Gitonga has both participated in and facilitated activities on topics from fishery sector development and fish processing to leadership and integrated coastal management.

represented The University of Michigan (UM) on the Board for three years, most recently as chair. Moll continues as Director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program. He also serves as Director of the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research and as associate research scientist with both the Center for Great Lakes & Aquatic Sciences and UMs School of Natural Resources & Environment. The CRSP sincerely thanks Moll for three years of service and leadership.
Departing BOD Chair
Russell Moll
We note with regret the departure from the CRSP of Viji Sreenivasan, Financial Manager with the Program Management Office at Oregon State University. Though only with the CRSP for about a year, Viji had previously worked on program accounts for OSU, and her existing contacts within the university community often proved valuable in handling CRSP affairs. Viji said her decision
Dennis Balogu is the incoming chair of the BOD. He recently replaced Shadrach Okiror as BOD member representing the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Professor of animal agriculture and project leader of the Small Ruminant Animal Research Unit, Balogu received his Ph.D. in animal nutrition and physiology from Mississippi State University, conducting research on silage fermentation.
Viji Sreenivasan, outgoing PD/A CRSP Financial Manager
New BOD Chair
Dennis Balogu
to leave for personal reasons was difficult but necessary. We wish her only the best and thank her for her service and her friendship. Finally, we remain guardedly optimistic about receiving that postcard from India any day…
He has been involved in international agriculture research and training projects sponsored by USAID, FAO, UNDP, the World Bank, and UAPBs International Affairs office.
T.H. Lee Williams is the newest member of the Board, representing University of Oklahoma. Williams already wears many hats, serving as Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate College, Professor of geography, and coordinator for a program promoting K-12 geography education in Oklahoma. Additionally, he directs a program for Oklahoma

CRSP Accomplishments Spotlighted at Capitol Hill Event

The Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP joined with the CRSP Council in presenting an exhibit entitled “CRSPs—A Vital Link between US Universities and Developing Countries” at the third annual exhibition and reception on Capitol Hill. Sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the exhibition and reception was held on March 7, 2000, in Washington, D.C. This event offered a splendid opportunity for members of the US Congress and staff to learn more about the dividends being reaped from federal investments in agricultural research and education.

New Board Member
T.H. Lee Williams
universities that helps build and support competitive research programs and promotes the role and value of research. His doctorate in geography, earned at University of Bristol, involved developing models to predict the spectral reflectance of vegetation canopies in satellite images. We look forward to the advice and guidance that Balogu and Williams can offer the CRSP in the coming years.