Western Directors Office

The Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Stations is headed by Interim Executive Director, Dr. Bret W. Hess.  His primary responsibilities are to provide leadership for the Western Directors with high priority regional initiatives and to provide management oversight of the western region’s portfolio of multistate projects that are funded through the multistate research fund, and the development of functionally integrated multistate projects that include research, extension and academic programs.  In addition he provides leadership for the experiment station directors with national activities through the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP).  He serves as executive vice chair of the ESCOP Science and Technology Committee.  Dr. Hess also serves on several national and regional advisory boards and councils.

Dr. Bret W. Hess
Interim Executive Director, WAAESD
PO Box 110
Powell, WY  82435  USA
Phone: 307-760-3319
E-Mail: brethess@colostate.edu