Greg Cuomo named associate dean for research

Greg CuomoGreg Cuomo has been named associate dean for research and graduate programs in CFANS. He'll oversee the college's research portfolio and will be deputy director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. He'll also be responsible for planning and policies and other research-related matters, and will retain his role as division head for the college's 10 Research and Outreach Centers.

He also will oversee graduate programs, working closely with Mike White, associate dean for academic programs and faculty affairs.

CFANS Dean Brian Buhr noted in his announcement of Cuomo's appointment that "he worked with ROC heads to develop a cohesive network of centers with 'shared ownership' by implementing a unified budgeting system, establishing new research collaborations and increasing the visibility of ROCs both externally and internally. Greg also has served as the collegiate facilities and safety director during an unprecedented time for CFANS capital planning initiatives. "

Cuomo began his faculty career at Louisiana State University in 1992, and in 1996 joined the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. He was promoted to full professor in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska with master's and bachelor's degrees in Range Science from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University respectively.