Mississippi State University Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Keith Coble and Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw on May 17 announced members of the search committee for the university’s next director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
An 18-member search committee, now in place and chaired by Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Brent Fountain, will hold its initial meeting soon to begin the search process.
In addition to Fountain, university and industry committee members are:
—Brian Baldwin, professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
—Robert Brzuszek, professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
—John Byrd, extension/research professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
—Elizabeth Canales, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
—Charles Freeman, associate professor, School of Human Sciences
—Jeffrey Gore, research professor, Delta Research and Extension Center
—David Howell, engineer, MAFES
—Ganesh Karunakaran, assistant research professor, Delta Research and Extension Center
—Ted Kendall IV, central vice president, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation State Board
—Jamie Larson, associate professor, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
—Julie Parker, associate professor, School of Human Sciences
—Loston Rowe, 2016 alumni fellow, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
—C.D. “Bubba” Simmons III, Delta Council Board of Directors
—Carrie Vance, assistant research professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
—Kelley Wamsley, associate professor, Department of Poultry Science
—Shecoya White, assistant professor, Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
—Kimberly Young, business coordinator, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
A website will soon be developed at www.mafes-calssearch.msstate.edu, detailing the positing and instructions on how to apply.
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