SU names Dr. C. Reuben Walker, interim Chancellor-Dean of the SU Ag Center

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There’s a new boss in town in both the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Southern University Board of Supervisors have deemed Dr. C. Reuben Walker, Ph.D., as the perfect candidate to handle the job.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Walker has been a professor of animal science at Southern University and A&M College.

Prior to the appointment, Dr. Walker served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Auxiliary Services and External Affairs for the Southern University Ag Center and the College of Agriculture and Professor of Animal Science.

He has also served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Development, Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Chair of Agricultural Sciences and Urban Forestry, Southern University Baton Rouge campus’ Division Leader of Agricultural Sciences and Program Leader of Animal Science.

Dr. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Animal Science from Oregon State University.

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