A portrait of Jason Herum sitting on the back of a boat, wearing a life jacket and hat.
UCD DSO Jason Herum during field training visits with SeaDoc Field Team.

Jason Herum receives Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award

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Divers practice rescue techniques with DSO Jason Herum during the AAUS Scientific Diving Course.

Congratulations to Dive Safety Officer Jason Herum, who recently received the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award!

Jason stands as a beacon of safety and leadership in the world of scientific diving. His unwavering dedication to promoting diving safety, risk management, and accident prevention has earned him the prestigious Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award. Based out of the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML), Jason oversees all UC Davis Scientific Diving Operations, providing advanced SCUBA diver training certifications, project support, evaluations, and approvals for underwater research endeavors across the globe.

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About the Award:

The Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards recognizes staff for their exceptional initiative to create significant positive impact on the UC Davis community.

"The selected recipients have truly distinguished themselves by surpassing expectations in advancing the university’s mission through their work supporting our students, employees, patients and community. It’s my pleasure to recognize each of them with this highest staff honor at UC Davis.”

- Chancellor Gary S. May


An underwater photo of a diver working in a training pool.
UCD student conducts marine archeology training exercise in the BML Dive Training Facility.

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