CFAES Alum Tapped to Chair Animal Sciences

John Foltz, CFAES alumni, accepted appointment as chair of Animal Sciences.

Dr. John Foltz has accepted an appointment to chair the Animal Sciences department starting October 9, 2017.  Dr. Foltz received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics in 1979 and 1981 respectively.  He was recognized with a distinguished alumni award by the CFAES Alumni Society in 2012. Furthermore, his father and son both have been honored as well. His wife Barbara Foltz is also an OSU alum – having received her bachelor of science degree in human ecology in 1980. 

We’re excited to welcome these Buckeyes back from the University of Idaho where Dr. Foltz is serving as special assistant to the President for Agricultural Initiatives, leading two livestock-focused projects.   “I am extremely excited to return to my alma mater to head an important department in CFAES," Foltz said.

CFAES is looking forward to Foltz’s solid understanding and appreciation of animal sciences, facilities development, and the livestock industry.  He’ll be a great addition to the team.