Dr. Kathleen Cole Elected President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Dr. Kathleen Cole, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, has been elected President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). The Society, which consists of approximately 2,400 scientists, students, is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. The mission of the ASIH is to increase existing knowledge of this fauna in many areas including systematics, evolution and conservation and to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and community outreach. The ASIH is also dedicated to the encouragement and support of students and young scientists who will make future advances in these fields. Prior to serving as current President, Dr. Cole served for a year as President-Elect, and will follow her term as President for another two years as Past President. Following Dr. Cole’s service as President, she will receive a lifetime appointment as a member of the ASIH Board of Governors.