Oklahoma State University taps Lusk as new agriculture dean

Jayson Lusk wraps up a six-year stint at Purdue University to pursue a new challenge.

Krissa Welshans, Livestock Editor

June 21, 2023

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Jayson Lusk has announced that he will be departing Purdue University to become the next vice president and dean of the division of agricultural sciences and natural resources at Oklahoma State University, beginning early August. 

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University, and I will miss my friends and colleagues in West Lafayette.  Now it’s time for a new challenge,” he said in a blog post.

Lusk said there are many exciting things happening at Oklahoma State University, including the near completion of the New Frontiers campaign and building, as well as a new university strategic plan that has clear emphasis on agriculture and the Land Grant mission.

In his new role, Lusk said he will be looking for opportunities to highlight the excellent work at Oklahoma State, “and to ensure the Division is actively engaged in important conversations around food, agriculture, environment, and natural resources.”

Lusk has served as distinguished professor and head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University since 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in food technology from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

About the Author(s)

Krissa Welshans

Livestock Editor

Krissa Welshans grew up on a crop farm and cow-calf operation in Marlette, Michigan. Welshans earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University and master’s degree in public policy from New England College. She and her husband Brock run a show cattle operation in Henrietta, Texas, where they reside with their son, Wynn.

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