Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Ernest Minton as the next Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of Research and Extension at Kansas State University 

Following a national search, Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Ernest (Ernie) Minton as the next Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of Research and Extension at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University names Ernie Minton dean of the College of Agriculture, KSRE director

As the college dean and KSRE director, Minton is charged with advancing both on a variety of fronts, including program development; faculty and student development; research, teaching and extension; program accreditation; and the college's and university's goals in K-State's visionary 2025 plan.

The College of Agriculture is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and world and offers 16 undergraduate majors, 10 graduate programs, 14 minors and six certificates. The college's award-winning faculty conduct leading research in agricultural and horticultural crops, livestock, natural resources and the environment, earning multimillion-dollar grant totals each year. K-State Research and Extension is a statewide network of educators sharing unbiased, research-based information and expertise on issues important to Kansas. It has established local, state, regional, national and international partnerships.

Minton, who has been serving as interim dean of the college since 2018, was appointed by Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president. His appointment begins effective June 16.   Dr. Minton has previously served as associate dean of research and graduate programs for the college and associate director of research for K-State Research and Extension.  Minton, professor of animal sciences since 1995 and a member of the faculty since 1983, has also served as interim associate director of research and technology transfer for the Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station from 2008-2009 and associate director of research and technology transfer for the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station from 2009-2016. Among his many honors and awards, he received the 2017 Experiment Station National Excellence in Leadership Award from the North Central Regional Association of Experiment Station Directors and became a fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute in 2012.

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