20 Dec NDSU vice president for agricultural affairs named
NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani named Greg Lardy as NDSU’s next vice president for agricultural affairs. Bresciani made the announcement Dec. 20.
“Dr. Lardy has an impressive record of leadership and advancement in his career, and has earned the respect of the many key stakeholder groups,” Bresciani said. “We are fortunate to have had a very strong pool of highly-qualified candidates, and even more fortunate to have Dr. Lardy accept the role.”
The comprehensive role encompasses the positions of vice president for agricultural affairs; dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; and director of NDSU Extension.
Lardy has been acting director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at NDSU since August 2018, and also has been interim director of the NDSU Extension since July 2018. Since 2015, he has had a 30 percent appointment as associate vice president of agricultural affairs in NDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. He was head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at NDSU from 2009 to 2018.
Lardy earned his doctorate in animal sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, master’s degree in animal sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and bachelor’s degree in animal and range sciences at NDSU.
The search committee was co-chaired by Jane Schuh, NDSU vice president for research and creative activity, and Keith Peltier, past State Board of Agricultural Research and Education chair and Proseed Inc. president and general manager.
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