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College Welcomes New Dean!

May 02, 2012


The College of Agricultural Sciences is set to welcome a new Dean.  Dr. Mickey A. Latour will take over as the Dean on July 1, 2012.  Dr. Latour comes to the College from Purdue, where he served as Associate Dean for Purdue Extended Campus and chief director of Purdue University Distance Learning. 

“Dr. Latour’s extensive leadership and research experience will be a great benefit to the college and the University,” Chancellor Rita Cheng said.  Dr. Latour earned his doctorate in animal physiology in 1995 at Mississippi State University, where he also earned a Master of Science in physiology in 1992.  He earned his bachelor of Science degree in animal science in 1990 at Louisiana State University.