I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Reid Redden, Ph.D., as director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, effective March 1. He will have a split appointment between Research and Extension in this role.
Redden, who grew up on a diversified ranch in Utopia, Texas, has been serving as part-time interim director since last March. In addition, he has served as the state sheep and goat specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a position he has held since 2015.
As director, Redden oversees faculty and researchers at both the San Angelo and Sonora Texas A&M AgriLife Research Centers. At San Angelo, center staff manage land and livestock resources that span five counties and more than 15,000 acres.
Redden has provided focus on developing and supporting programs to the Texas sheep and goat industry, improving operations and developing the next generation of ranchers. Redden also supports the national sheep and goat research community by acting as a liaison with commercial and industry partners.
Redden brings a passion for his research work in small ruminants and this will transition well into his new role as director, where he will continue active research and extension programming. One of his first tasks will be the formation of an advisory board to gather regional stakeholder input and aide with future program development.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Redden to this key leadership position for Texas A&M AgriLife.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M AgriLife
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research