Dick Straub named Director of Agricultural Programs and Chair of BSE

Dick Straub, who has served as an interim associate dean in the CALS research division for the past two years, will be assuming a new title and new combination of responsibilities as of July 1. On that date, he will return to the Department of Biological Systems Engineering on a 50 percent basis to serve as department chair. He will also retain a 50 percent appointment with the CALS administrative team under the new title of Director of Agricultural Programs. In that capacity, he will continue his longstanding duties directing the College’s agricultural research stations, continue to manage the College’s Federal Formula Funds, have responsibility for animal-related compliance issues, serve as technical liaison with the College’s agriculture and natural resource stakeholders, and continue to work in partnership with Vice Dean Irwin Goldman on matters related to research administration and policy.