Dr. Bobby D. Moser, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
After an extensive national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald S. Kensinger to Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences. Subject to the approval by the University's Board of Trustees, his appointment will begin January 1, 2012.
Dr. Kensinger has an extensive record of achievement in higher education. Most recently, he has served as Department Head and Professor of the Department of Animal Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Previously, he served as Professor of Animal Nutrition/Physiology and Associate Director of the Intercollege Graduate Program in Nutrition at Penn State University.
Dr. Kensinger graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master of Science degree in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois - Urbana, and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Florida.
Nationally renowned for his significant leadership contributions to academia and the animal sciences industry, Dr. Kensinger brings to OSU exceptional experience and vision to lead the Department of Animal Sciences to the next levels of success.
Many thanks to Dr. Joe Hogan for his tremendous leadership and service as the Department's Interim Chair throughout the last year, along with thanks to Dr. Jerry Bigham, who willingly postponed his retirement plans to provide additional leadership as the Interim Associate Chair.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Kensinger to The Ohio State University. I am confident that he will be an outstanding addition to our College's leadership team.