Earlier this year, several key academic initiatives were launched through nine faculty task forces. These task forces are distinct from the AgriLife Strategic Plan working groups. The task forces are working to create or update much-needed policies and procedures in AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Four faculty members will serve as Dean’s Fellows or AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Fellows for the academic task forces, as follows:
- Juan Landivar, Ph.D., professor and center director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at Weslaco and Corpus Christi
- AgriLife Research Strategic Plan
- The Thomas Ranch
- Seth Murray, Ph.D., professor and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair for Agricultural Biotechnology, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Strategic Plan
- College Policies for Graduate Education
- Individualized Major in the College
- Megha Parajulee, Ph.D., professor, faculty fellow and Texas A&M Regents Fellow, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
- International Research and Development in AgriLife
- Promotion Guidance for AgriLife Research Faculty
- Robert Strong Jr., Ph.D., associate professor and associate head for graduate programs, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
- Promotion Guidance for College Academic Professional Track (APT) Faculty
- Youth Development in AgriLife
Members of individual task forces, as well as a description of each initiative, can be found at the task forces’ dedicated webpage.
I want to thank all the nominees, task force members and fellows for engaging with these initiatives and working to advance the AgriLife mission. Please monitor the webpage above for monthly updates from each task force. We will share task forces’ final recommendations as they complete their charges.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M AgriLife
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research