University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson has appointed Brian Buhr as dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. Buhr has been a faculty member in the college since 1992, head of the applied economics department since 2008 and has been interim CFANS dean and director since August 2013. He'll oversee the administrative and academic work of the college and experiment station and also will collaborate with key stakeholders to help address critical challenges in agriculture, food systems, and environmental and natural resources sciences.
Professor Francisco Diez-Gonzalez has accepted the position of Department Head in Food Science and Nutrition, effective July 1. The department is an international leader in education, research and outreach for food and nutrition sciences in the agricultural and health sectors; its specialized laboratories and academic programs are in high demand with students and employers.
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