Primary Purpose of Position
To provide leadership, interface with, and assist the Landscape Architecture Program Coordinator, faculty and support personnel with program administration and fiscal management of state budget and departmental projects (local, state, regional, national and international), public relations and communications, composition, editing and formatting of Program, Department, School and University reports, supervision of student assistants, operation and management of Landscape Architecture’s Computer Laboratory. The position makes decisions in the absence of the Program Coordinator in consultation with faculty and key administrators as appropriate.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Landscape Architecture Program is housed in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design which is part of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The Program’s mission is to prepare a diverse student body to become leaders with the field of landscape architecture. Students are instilled with the theoretical, technical, and life skills necessary to address the complex and continually changing ecological and social challenges of the 21st century associated with the design, conservation, and management of landscapes. Educational emphasis is placed on developing creative and critical thinking skills, high moral character and ethical behavior, exposure to various geographies and cultures, and an independence of mind.