College of Agriculture Dean Candidates to Visit Campus

Four finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Agriculture will visit campus in November and December. The campus community is encouraged to meet the candidates at their open forums. Video of the open forums will be available after the final open forum.

Candidate surveys will be available immediately following their open forums, and all surveys close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 18. You will need to provide your BroncoName and password to access the candidate materials and participate in the surveys. The search committee will include the results of the survey in its recommendation to Provost denBoer.

For more information, visit

Click on the names of each candidate to view their curriculum vitae:

Dr. Les Young, professor and interim dean, College of Agriculture, Cal Poly Pomona 

Open Forum: Monday, Nov. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Bldg. 2, Room 201

Dr. Donald Cooksey, professor and divisional dean, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside 

Open Forum: Tuesday, Dec. 2, noon to 1 p.m., CLA 8th Floor

Dr. Kevin Heinz, professor and department head, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University 

Open Forum: Thursday, Dec. 4, noon to 1 p.m., CLA 8th Floor

Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, professor and chair, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University 

Open Forum: Thursday, Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-214