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Published May 02, 2012, 03:45 PM

Buchanan named NDSU associate dean

FARGO, N.D. — David Buchanan, a North Dakota State University professor in the Animal Sciences Department, has agreed to become the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources.

By: NDSU Agriculture Communication, Agweek

FARGO, N.D. — David Buchanan, a North Dakota State University professor in the Animal Sciences Department, has agreed to become the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources.

“Dr. Buchanan brings a wealth of experience in academics to his new position, as well as a profound and deep commitment to student advising and faculty mentoring,” says Ken Grafton, vice president for agricultural affairs, dean of the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. “His knowledge of North Dakota and the region also will be exceptionally useful in student recruitment.”

Buchanan has been with NDSU in the Animal Sciences Department since 2007. His research interests include animal breeding and genetics. Prior to coming to NDSU, he was a faculty member at Oklahoma State University for almost 28 years

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as associate dean for the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources,” Buchanan says.

“There is excitement in the industries served by our college, and I look forward to the challenge of recruiting students, helping to enhance our academic offerings and working with the alumni of our college. When many work together, dreams can be realized.”

Buchanan, a Fargo, N.D., native, earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from NDSU. He earned both a master’s degree in animal science and a Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics from the University of Nebraska.

He has held numerous positions with professional animal science organizations, won awards, published research and given numerous speeches on animal science during his 32-year career.

Buchanan was given the 2006 Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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