Dr. W.R. “Reg” Gomes: Distinguished Graduate in Science, Education, & Technology 2006

W.R. (Reg) Gomes, the chief administrative officer for the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of California, was honored for his achievements as a research scientist and college administrator.

Gomes, who received a master’s in dairy science at WSU in 1962, also serves as director of the California Agricultural Experiment Station and California Cooperative Extension.

Prior to his present position, Gomes was a professor at Ohio State University, department head at the University of Illinois, and later, dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois.