Congratulations and best wishes to Ronald Hendrick on his appointment as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective July 1.
Returning to his alma mater as dean is an exciting opportunity for Dr. Hendrick, who currently serves as acting dean and vice president for agricultural administration for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Ron will continue in his Ohio State role until June 30 as CFAES moves forward to fulfill its mission, with an emphasis on these important initiatives:
- A new plan to upgrade and strengthen the college’s many physical facilities, which number at nearly 875 statewide
- Providing access, affordability and excellence to undergraduate students in sync with Ohio State President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision
- Continue to play a leadership role in the university’s Discovery Themes initiative, in which the college collaborates with other departments in theme areas of health and wellness, food production and security, and energy and the environment
- An integration of Ohio State’s Wooster campus, including a re-envisioning of Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute and a unification of the college’s research activities there
With its far-reaching scope, award-winning faculty and many partnership successes, CFAES has a prominent leadership position among Ohio State’s academic departments and in communities across the state.
Learn more about ways to contribute to the college’s progress. Questions can be directed to the CFAES Advancement Office, 614-292-0472.