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The Opportunity

NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The university seeks a leader committed to: expanding the college’s foundation of groundbreaking research and scholarship; promoting a strong reputation of service, outreach and extension; and boldly opening up the college to additional areas of national renown. This leader must understand the college’s role in creating social and economic prosperity for the state, nation and world through agriculture and life sciences discovery, learning and engagement. 

Nomination Committee

10.26.22

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden is pleased to announce that an open search for the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now underway. 

  • Committee Chair: Steve Lommel, Associate Dean and Director, N.C. Agricultural Research Service, and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • David Herring, Member, NC State Board of Trustees
  • Kimberly Ange-van Heugten, Associate Teaching Professor, Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • JoAnn Burkholder, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Applied Ecology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Ben Chapman, Head and Professor, Agricultural and Human Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Lawrence Davenport, Vice President, Davenport Farms
  • Mike Elder, Head of Business Relations and Business Development (Retired), Novozymes, and Member, NC State Board of Visitors
  • Tyrone Fisher, Interim North Center District Extension Director, NC State Extension, and Member, Staff Senate
  • Michelle Grainger, Executive Director, NC Sweet Potato Commission
  • Shawn Harding, President, NC Farm Bureau Federation
  • Brian Jackson, Professor, Horticultural Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Sarah Kirby, Assistant Director, NC State Extension, and Professor, Agricultural and Human Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
  • Terri Long, Associate Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Paul Mozdziak , Professor, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Sonia Murphy, President, NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., and Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Echo Pan, Graduate Student, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Adrian Percy, Executive Director, N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative
  • Bliss Pointer, Undergraduate Student, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Joe Sagues, Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Melanie Simpson, Head and Professor, Molecular and Structural Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Sandy Stewart , Assistant Commissioner, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Julianne Treme, Associate Teaching Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Rachel Vann, Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Sara Villani, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Xiaoqiu Wang, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Karen Zika, Chair, State Advisory Council, NC State Extension

Buffkin/Baker search firm to manage recruiting for this search. Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will be working alongside Buffkin / Baker to manage the logistics of the search. Kelly Wick will be managing the search for the Provost’s Office.

Nomination Committee Meetings

  • Charge to the committee: 11.11.22, 2:30-4 p.m., Winslow Hall Conference Room and via Zoom