NN21 is a complex effort that has launched about 30 separate projects in the past five years. Valerie has coordinated these projects. She is also responsible for monitoring and reconciling the budges for all of them.
Valerie exemplifies the highest professional standards and is an exceptional communicator, always friendly, helpful. And ever ready to pitch in and help with any task.
For example, Valerie managed the entire NN21 program during the interim between the departure of former director Ellen Russell, and Don Edwards assuming the directorship after stepping down as Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Pictured: Judy and Don Edwards, son-in-law Kevin Oliver, Vice Chancellor John Owens, parents Loraine and Harold Egbert, husband Darrel, mother-in-law Viola Northrop, Valerie, Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Regent Don Blank, and daughter Maddie Oliver