Dr. Daniel R. Bush is the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a professor of plant biology. His administrative focus is on improving the diversity and success of all faculty at CSU. His professional research focuses on how plants allocate organic nutrients between organs; how changes in nutrient availability alters gene expression; and the discovery of genes that control biomass production. He is a past president of the American Society of Plant Biologists and past Chair of Section O, Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He earned his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.