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, began a three-year term as program leader for ag policy and pest management.

Karen 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 human resources.