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Assistant and Associate Deans

The assistant and associate deans execute college-wide efforts to support alumni, faculty, staff, students and other important stakeholders through their specific offices and units.

Alumni Affairs & Development

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Sharon Detzer

Associate Dean

Alumni Affairs and Development

Sharon Detzer

Academic Programs & Student Success

Ann LaFave
Ann LaFave

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Success

Office of the Dean

Ann LaFave

Capital Projects & Facility Services

Andy Vail, assistant dean and senior director for the Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services
Andy Vail

Assistant Dean and Senior Director

Office of Capital Projects and Facilities Services

Andy Vail

Cornell AES

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Margaret Smith

Associate Dean and Director

Cornell AES

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance

Cornell AgriTech

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Jan Nyrop

Professor

Department of Entomology

Goichman Family Director

Cornell AgriTech

Jan Nyrop

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Postharvest science
Apple storage life and quality
Controlled atmosphere storage

Finance & Administration

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Peter Paradise

Associate Dean

Office of Finance and Administration

Peter Paradise

Land-Grant Affairs

Julie Suarez
Julie Suarez

Associate Dean

Office of Land-Grant Affairs

Julie Suarez