Daniel Robison announced as first candidate for CALS dean


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Daniel Robison is the first candidate for the next endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Annelise Wells

Daniel Robison has been announced as the first candidate for the Iowa State’s next endowed Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Robison currently serves as the dean of West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. He is also the director of WVU’s Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station. Robison has been at WVU since 2012. Previously, he served as the associate dean for research at the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University. 

Robison earned his bachelor’s degree in forestry and master’s degree in silviculture and forest influences from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He received his doctorate in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993.

From Sept. 3 through Sept. 5, Robison will visit campus and hold an open forum. The forum will take place in the Cardinal Room at the Memorial Union from 3 to 4 p.m on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

In addition to the open forum, Robison’s itinerary for his visit will include meeting with students and faculty, taking tours of campus facilities and meeting specifically with CALS organizations.

Previously, President Wendy Wintersteen served as the endowed dean of CALS from 2006 until being selected as Iowa State’s president in 2017.