Executive Director, Deaton Institute, University of Missouri and Member PUSH Steering Committee
Brady J. Deaton was Chancellor of the University of Missouri from 2004–2013 and now, in emeritus status, is Director of the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development at Missouri. He was appointed Chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development by President Obama in 2011, and reappointed in 2012 for a four year term. Brady earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in diplomacy and international commerce at the University of Kentucky, and master’s and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin. From 1962-1964 he was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. He has worked in many countries to strengthen their capacity for agricultural and economic development. He is a recipient of the Malone Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, was a member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center board, served on the International Committee of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and was a "Distinguished Guest in Residence" at New York University.