A renowned food scientist and academic leader with significant experience at top-ranked land-grant universities will be Kansas State University’s new dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.
John D. Floros will begin his new role Aug. 1. He comes to Kansas State University from Pennsylvania State University, where he is a professor and head of the department of food science. His past experience includes working as an international industry consultant for more than 25 years and serving as a professor at Purdue University.
“Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension have a proud history and a bright future,” Floros said. “Together, they make a dynamic, well-respected academic entity with an enviable reputation for supporting the state’s agricultural industry and contributing to a safer, healthier and more sustainable food supply throughout the nation. I feel honored, delighted and proud to be the next dean and director, and ready to lead such a fine institution.”