The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Cathann Kress

VP for Ag Admin. & Dean, College of Food, Ag & Environmental Science, The Ohio State University

On May 1, 2017, Cathann Kress, PhD, joined The Ohio State University as the vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Most recently, she was vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University. Her research and applied research efforts have focused on impacts on rural populations. Prior to her leadership at Iowa State University, Dr. Kress served as a senior policy analyst of Military Community and Family Policy at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. In addition, she has served as director of youth development at the National 4-H Headquarters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as assistant director, Cornell Cooperative Extension and State Program Leader at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Dr. Kress earned a BS in social work at Iowa State University, and both a MA in counselor education/college student development and a PhD in education from the University of Iowa.

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