Timothy D. Paine and Karen Varcoe have been appointed program leaders for the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Paine, a UC Riverside professor of entomology and director of the UC Center for Invasive Species Research, was to begin a three-year term as program leader for agricultural policy and pest management, effective July 1.

Varcoe has been reappointed as human resource program leader for a two-year term. Varcoe has held this position since 1999, providing statewide coordination and guidance for the Division's research and outreach in nutrition, family and consumer sciences, and other areas of human resources.