Dayton will lead animal science department
William Dayton is the new head of the Department of Animal Science. He's been a faculty member in the department since 1975, with a research emphasis in animal growth biology, as well as teaching courses, most notably the undergraduate Animal Growth and Development course. He's advised many undergraduate and graduate students and has taken on many leadership roles in the department, including directing the graduate studies program and leading a mentoring program for new faculty members. One of his top priorities will be to lead strategic planning for the department. He succeeds Mike White, who recently became associate dean for academic programs and faculty affairs in CFANS.