Interim dean and director of College of Agriculture, Research and Extension appointed to permanent positions

Ernie Minton is now the permanent dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension. (Courtesy photo by K-State DCM)

The interim dean of the College of Agriculture is now the college’s permanent dean.

Ernie Minton was appointed to the position, and to the position of director of K-State Research and Extension, by provost Charles Taber following national searches, according to a news release sent out Wednesday morning from the Division of Communications and Marketing.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the interim dean and director, and I am thrilled to be selected as permanent dean and director,” Minton said. “I’m proud to be a career K-Stater and to work with such a talented and loyal group of students, faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. I look forward to moving the college and KSRE forward to embrace our traditions and build on our strengths to better serve our state, national and global stakeholders.”

Minton was appointed as interim dean and director in July 2018.

His appointments to permanent dean and director took effect on June 16.