Jeff Edwards has been named head of OSU’s department of plant and soil sciences.
Edwards, a longtime Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension small grains specialist, began serving as interim head on June 1. His effective appointment date as department head begins Aug. 3.
Thomas Coon, vice president, dean and director of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – of which the department is a part – is pleased to have Edwards join the division’s administrative team.
“Dr. Edwards’ proven leadership and extensive knowledge relative to DASNR’s teaching, research and Extension efforts in the plant and soil sciences will pay great dividends to our land-grant mission of helping Oklahomans improve the quality of life for them, their families and their communities,” Coon said.
DASNR is comprised of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station system and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.