ATI Director Search Update – Candidates Coming to Campus

We are excited to share an update on the Ohio State ATI Director search.

The search committee has completed a first round of confidential interviews and provided recommendations to Interim Dean Lonnie King. On-campus interviews are now scheduled with three candidates. There will be opportunities for various individuals and groups to interact with candidates while they are on the Wooster and Columbus campuses.

Candidates include:

  • Kristina Boone, Professor and Department Head, Department of Communications and Agricultural Education, Kansas State University
  • John Foltz, Professor and Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Initiatives, University of Idaho
  • Thomas Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

Campus-wide opportunities to meet the candidates will include:

October 25 – 1 p.m. Seminar; 3:30 p.m. Reception
November 1 – 1 p.m. Seminar; 3:30 p.m. Reception
November 22 – 1 p.m. Seminar; 3:30 p.m. Reception

Seminars will be on the Wooster Campus – ATI, Skou Hall, Room 100 (video link to Columbus Campus – Kottman Hall, Room 202F).

Receptions will be held at ATI in Skou Student Lounge.

More information on the candidates and schedules will be available soon at

Again, we are looking forward to having the candidates on campus soon, showcasing what CFAES and Ohio State ATI have to offer, and your feedback on the candidates as you have a chance to interact with them and consider their strengths as our next Ohio State ATI Director. Please reach out to Graham Cochran, Interim Senior Administrative Officer, or Thom Janini, Interim ATI Director, if you have questions about next steps with the interview process.

Carol Aneli and Charles Goebel
Search Committee Co-chairs

One thought on “ATI Director Search Update – Candidates Coming to Campus

  1. I read with great interest the description of your work in Tanzania to improve rural agricultural education. Are you familiar with the Regional Impact Center outside Arusha, set up by ECHO based in North Fort Myers, FL as a hub of training, information, and resources for folks living in rural villages in East Africa? ECHO’s mission is to “honor God through sustainable hunger solutions.” ECHO’s International Agriculture Conference is scheduled for Nov. 15-17 in N. Ft. Myers. Check out the website at ECHO has another center in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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