J. Marcos Fernandez Named Associate Dean of Ag at Purdue

 Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is getting a facelift as J. Marcos Fernandez is named the associate dean and director of the college.


Fernandez was a professor and associate dean at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agriculture Sciences from 2005 to present. He will join Purdue as an official member of staff on July 1.


“I am very enthusiastic about Marcos joining our college,”  Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture said. “I am convinced the leadership experience he brings to this position will help the college move our academic programs forward in an important way.”


As associate dean and director, Fernandez will oversee all academic programs ranging from curricula to student services. He will assist with strategic planning and work as a liaison with the university with academic program issues.


He is excited to shape the future of agriculture students at the University. “Purdue Agriculture has a long and well-deserved reputation of educating and preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders,” he said.

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Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Financial staff writer