Agricultural Research Division Dean

A view of some of the research plots surrounding the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center, taken by a drone.

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has selected four finalists in its search for Agricultural Research Division Dean. The candidates will visit Nebraska and participate in public presentations between August 8 – 19.

The candidates, selected through a national search, will spend time with university administrators, faculty, staff and stakeholders. UNL faculty, staff, post-docs, and students, along with members of the public, are invited to attend public presentations and provide feedback.

The finalists, listed by public presentations date, are:

Dr. Manjit K. Misra, Director, Seed Science Center, Iowa State University

  • Public Presentation — Aug. 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Nebraska East Campus Union. You can watch the recording here.
  • Reception with Internal and External Stakeholders — Aug. 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at “Links” walkway between FIC and NIC (enter through the doors on the east side of the conference center closest to the Mill, then take the staircase to the second floor)
  • Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems — Aug. 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • Forum: Culture, Climate and Inclusive Excellence — Aug. 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • To provide feedback on Dr. Misra, click here. Feedback will be accepted until August 11th.

Dr. Mindy Brashears, Associate Vice President of Research, Texas Tech University

  • Public Presentation — Aug. 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Nebraska East Campus Union. You can watch the recording here.
  • Reception with Internal and External Stakeholders — Aug. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at “Links” walkway between FIC and NIC (enter through the doors on the east side of the conference center closest to the Mill, then take the staircase to the second floor)
  • Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems — Aug. 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • Forum: Culture, Climate and Inclusive Excellence — Aug. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • To provide feedback on Dr. Brashears, click here. Feedback will be accepted until August 16th.

Dr. Tala Awada, Associate Dean and Director, Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • Public Presentation — Aug. 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Nebraska East Campus Union. To view via livestream click here.
  • Reception with Internal and External Stakeholders — Aug. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at “Links” walkway between FIC and NIC (enter through the doors on the east side of the conference center closest to the Mill, then take the staircase to the second floor)
  • Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems — Aug. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • Forum: Culture, Climate and Inclusive Excellence — Aug. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • To provide feedback on Dr. Awada, click here. Feedback will be accepted until August 19th.

Dr. Derek McLean, Senior Science Advisor, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health

  • Public Presentation — Aug. 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277. To view via livestream click here.
  • Reception with Internal and External Stakeholders — Aug. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at “Links” walkway between FIC and NIC (enter through the doors on the east side of the conference center closest to the Mill, then take the staircase to the second floor)
  • Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems — Aug. 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • Forum: Culture, Climate and Inclusive Excellence — Aug. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Food Innovation Complex 277
  • To provide feedback on Dr. McLean, click here. Feedback will be accepted until August 23rd.