Daniel Robison announced as first finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences dean at Iowa State University

Daniel Robison from West Virginia University is the first finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station. He will visit campus Sept. 3 to 5.

Robison, dean of the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and director of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, will meet with students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders during his visit. He also will hold an open forum from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames.

Robison earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry; master’s in silviculture and forest influences from the State University of New York — College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse; and a doctorate degree in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined WVU in 2012 after serving as associate dean for research in the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources.