Dean Jeffrey Armstrong presented a summary of the proposed changes in the organization and operation of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) in a meeting of the College Advisory Committee (CAC) last Friday. The plan includes consolidation of CANR’s 13 academic units into eight units and the streamlining of administrative support to foster more rapid and more efficient processes as Michigan State University incorporates new administrative information systems for budgets, personnel and grant administration. You can find out more about the reframing at the CANR Shaping the Future website: http://www.canr.msu.edu/canrhome/shaping_the_future_home.htm. At that site, you can find documents from the dean and from the faculty groups working on the individual unit consolidations and a video of the dean’s presentation to the CAC last Friday. Given the close integration of MSU Extension with CANR, these changes will affect our ability to build on the priorities identified in our institute’s core programs. Look for links to make comments or send them directly to email@example.com.