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March 1, 2022

Reid, Davlin receive honors from Research Center Administrators Society

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NEW ORLEANS — Gerald Reid and Joe Davlin, both of The Ohio State University, have been recognized for their service by the Research Center Administrators Society during its meeting Feb. 13-15.

Reid was honored with the Distinguished Service Award, and Davlin earned the President’s Award at a Feb. 15 ceremony. The RCAS meeting was held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agriculture Scientists.

Reid, Davlin with plaque
AWARD WINNER — At right, Gerald Reid receives a plaque as  a 2022 RCAS  Distinguished Service Award winner from Joe Davlin, RCAS president, who also earned the association's President's Award. (Photo by Vaughn Skinner)

Reid has served in all of the executive roles as secretary, vice president and president. He has served on the site selection, program agenda and nominating committees, as well as being very proactive in member recruitment for RCAS. Reid is former manager of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Wooster Campus. In 2021, Reid was also inducted into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame.

“Gerald has always been a person to accept the challenges and responsibilities to help facilitate and coordinate the functions of a national organization,” said Joe Davlin, president of the RCAS organization.   

The recipient of this award is selected by nominations from the membership to the awards committee. The awards committee always has a tough decision to make as there are always several deserving members nominated for the award. 

“Gerald Reid possesses and has demonstrated those leadership qualities and organizational skills that the Awards Committee is looking for to give this award,” said Don Hubbell, chair of the awards committee. “We are pleased to add Gerald’s name to the list of recipients.”

President’s Award

Davlin is the station manager for The Ohio State University/Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Western Agricultural Research Station located in South Charleston, Ohio.

 “Joe’s leadership has helped facilitate and continue the mission of the RCAS during the Covid-19 pandemic. The RCAS organization has members in 33 states and it is no small task to keep moving the organization forward,” said Don Hubbell, chair of the awards committee. “We appreciate Joe’s service and dedication to carry on with the mission of the RCAS organization.” 

The RCAS meets two times a year. The winter meeting may be held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists and includes a technical presentation program and tour of the area. The fall meeting is usually hosted by one of the RCAS member groups where we will visit research facilities and agribusiness companies in that region.

About RCAS  

The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.

To learn more about RCAS, visit

The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration scientific research, and new technology.

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Media contact: Don Hubbell
RCAS Awards Committee chair