Associate Dean Search Update

Earlier this year, the college embarked on a national search to fill the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education position.  By all accounts, there was tremendous interest in this position and great excitement within the college as evidenced by the nearly 60 nominations submitted by our faculty and staff.

After conversation with our executive search firm, the search committee has recommended that we pause the search for this position.  While we had hoped to fill this critical position in the near future, pausing the search during the leadership transitions of the college will allow for a more stable and clearer picture for everyone. I’m sure there will be discussion about the most appropriate path forward for this position once those transitions have taken place.

My sincere thanks to Terry Niblack and each member of the search committee for their hard work and thoughtful input.

In the very near future, we will share additional information about how we will continue to support research and graduate education in the college.

Kind Regards,


Ronald Hendrick, PhD

Acting Dean and VP for Agricultural Administration

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Ohio State University

100 Agricultural Administration Bldg.

2120 Fyffe Rd

Columbus, OH 43210


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