Smith, CALS associate dean and director of the N.C. Agricultural Research Service, retired September 1 after 31 years of service to the College and the university.
This Summer 2012 Perspectives commemorates a historic year for N.C. State University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is the 125th anniversary of the founding of the university and the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act which established federal mandates for the funding of land-grant institutions in each state to provide education in the agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Dean Johnny Wynne seeds College’s future success as he cedes the leadership reins.
Dr. Richard Linton, a nationally recognized food-safety authority who serves as professor and chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University, has been named dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective Sept. 15.
Dr. Sam Pardue, head of the Department of Poultry Science at N.C. State University, has been appointed as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective July 1. He replaces Dr. Ken Esbenshade who is returning to the Animal Science Department after 11 years as associate dean.
Dr. Johnny Wynne, who retired this summer as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was honored June 12 at a gala celebration at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.
The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.
On April 25, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, recognized academic achievement and contributions to agriculture.
In a memo to CALS faculty and staff, Dean Johnny C. Wynne discusses the creation of a College of Sciences at N.C. State and the process to be followed over coming months for identifying faculty members who will reside in that college.
Esbenshade was a key player in creating AG*IDEA, a program of agriculture-related online degrees, certificates and course shares among a consortium of universities.