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K-State Today

June 14, 2018

Finalists for interim dean of College of Agriculture and director of KSRE

By Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President

The search committee announces two finalists who will interview for interim dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the open forums presented by each candidate. The finalists are Allen Featherstone, professor and department head of agricultural economics, and Ernie Minton, professor and associate dean of research and graduate programs and associate director of research for KSRE.

The schedule of candidate open forums will be:

  • Ernie Minton, 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 18, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. 
  • Allen Featherstone, 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 19, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. 

K-Staters are encouraged to review the application materials and attend each open forum in which candidates have been asked to share their vision for advancing the College of Agriculture and KSRE as interim dean and director, the opportunities and challenges they see, and the strengths they would bring to the position.

Application materials and interview schedules are available on the Office of the Provost search website. Please be prepared to enter your K-State eID and password to access the information. For those unable to attend in person, the open forums will be streamed live and archived on the provost's search website. There also will be an online candidate feedback survey on that website.

Oral or written feedback on the candidates may also be directed to members of the search committee: Brian Niehoff — committee chair, Lauri Baker, Andrew Barkley, Martin Draper, Gregg Hadley, Berlin Londono, Jan Middendorf, Paula Peters, DeAnn Presley, Cary Rivard, Kim Schirer, Charles Stark, Jeffrey Stevenson and Kerry Wefald.

Please provide feedback no later than Thursday, June 21.