Monte L. Bean museum advancement


The Bean Life Science Museum has appointed Leigh A. Johnson as Associate Director for Research and Collections effective Jan. 3. Johnson replaces Jack Sites who has served as associate director of the museum for the last five and a half years. Sites has provided remarkable leadership and direction for the museum’s research efforts as well as curation of the museum’s research collections. He was also instrumental in the museum’s reaccreditation process. Johnson will now assume responsibility for the research and collections-related functions of the museum. For the last five years, Johnson has served as curator of the herbarium (vascularplant collection) – an assignment he will retain. He has also provided effective leadership for the herbarium’s databasing and digitization projects – a model for the museum’s other research collections.

Sites will continue as curator of the reptile and amphibian collection. Johnson also serves as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.

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