VCU Department of Biology Welcomes New Interim Chair, Interim Associate Chair

October 19, 2016

VCU Department of Biology is elated to announce the appointment of the new Interim Chair, Bonnie Brown, and new Interim Associate Chair, Rima Franklin.

Bonnie Brown (pictured left) is a professor and former Associate Chair of the Department of Biology.  She began her work in the department in 1992 and was appointed Associate Chair in 2009 before being appointed to Interim Chair this year.

Rima Franklin (pictured right) is an associate professor in the Department of Biology.  She was hired in the department in 2006.

Bonnie and Rima will serve as Interim Chair and Interim Associate Chair for the remainder of Academic Year 2017.  We would like to congratulate them on their appointments and are very grateful for their willingness to step forward and provide their exceptional knowledge and experience to the leadership of the Department of Biology.

VCU Biology would also like to congratulate Don Young on being appointed as Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in the College of Humanities & Sciences.