From Dean Lisa Graumlich, College of the Environment

Dear FHL Community,

In June, I announced that Ken Sebens has completed his term as Director of Friday Harbor Laboratories. Please join me in thanking Ken for his nearly eight years of service at the helm of FHL. Among numerous accomplishments, Ken has enhanced the capabilities and facilities at the Labs, and worked to integrate FHL activities into the academic programs of UW – important and difficult achievements during a period of financial hardship. Ken continues to be a tenured member of the Biology Department’s faculty, conducting research and teaching at FHL.

Billie Swalla, who has done an outstanding job as Acting Director of the Labs, will continue to serve as Interim Director for the next 18 months. During that time, a search for a new permanent Director will be conducted.

I know I am part of a large community that believes that the Labs are a truly remarkable place, home to dedicated people and critically important research, education, and outreach activities. Again, let me thank Ken for his leadership and Billie for continuing to play a critical leadership role as we embark on this next chapter for FHL. I look forward to everything the future holds for the Labs.