GUTHRIE NAMED COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE DEAN
AUBURN, Ala. -- Richard L. Guthrie has been named dean of the Auburn University College of Agriculture and director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
Provost John Heilman announced the appointment Wednesday, following an internal search that included public presentations by the top candidates.
Guthrie, formerly associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus, had served as acting dean and director since coming out of retirement in May to lead the college and its research arm during the search for someone to serve for a longer-term appointment.
Guthrie succeeds Michael Weiss who has assumed full-time duties with the faculty. Guthrie came to Auburn in 1983 as professor and head of the Department of Agronomy and Soils, after nearly 20 years experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Soil Conservation Service.