The University Record, October 15, 1997

Raymond recommended associate provost-academic and faculty affairs

By Jane R. Elgass

Pamela A. Raymond, professor of anatomy and cell biology, has been recommended as associate provost-academic and faculty affairs. If approved by the Regents at their October meeting, the appointment will be effective Nov. 1.

She will carry major administrative and policy responsibilities for a broad range of academic and faculty-related issues. These include procedures for promotion and tenure; serving as a direct liaison to deans and directors in such matters as initiati on of new programs or review of current activities; and assisting the schools and colleges with faculty recruitment and retention activities.

"Pamela Raymond is an internationally respected researcher in the field of retinal development, whose contributions to the University extend far beyond her outstanding research," said Provost Nancy Cantor in recommending Raymond for the post.

"She will bring to this position a keen understanding of faculty affairs throughout the University and a commitment to working with me on academic initiatives."

Raymond holds three degrees from the U-M, and following postdoctoral work at the Mental Health Research Institute, she joined the Department of Anatomy in 1979. She was at Harvard University in 1980 and returned to the U-M in 1981 as assistant profess or of anatomy and cell biology. She was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and professor in 1994.

Her prior administrative appointments include serving as director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program and interim director of the Center for Neuroscience.

Raymond is well known for her studies of the goldfish retina as a model system for investigating basic questions in developmental biology. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1979, and she currently is princip al investigator on both NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants, project director on an NIH training grant on organogenesis, and associate project director on an NSF training grant to study developing neural systems.