Dr. Charles Boyer, the current dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University, Fresno, will take over as MSU’s Dean of the College of Agriculture and Vice President of Agriculture on Dec. 15.
Dr. Boyer has extensive experience with the higher education aspect of agriculture, which makes him an excellent choice for MSU’s agriculture program. “Dr. Charles Boyer’s vast experience advancing research, teaching and service, as well as his success working with producer groups and his successful fundraising track record, make him an outstanding choice to lead [the College of Agriculture],” MSU President Waded Cruzado said to MSU News.
The Dean of the College of Agriculture position was raised to also be a vice presidential position this year, recognizing the importance of the college not only to MSU, but also to Montana’s agriculture-heavy economy. Boyer hopes to build even stronger relationships with the agricultural community in the area as well as around the state. “These partnerships are already strong, and they will benefit us all as we work together to find new ways to serve the agricultural community of Montana,” Boyer said.