MANHATTAN, Kan. – Dan Moser has been selected as the associate dean for academic programs for Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. His first day in office will be April 6.
Since 2014, Moser has served as the president of Angus Genetics, Inc., and the director of performance programs for the American Angus Association. There, he oversaw a 300% increase in genomic testing while leading educational efforts for the 20,000-member organization.
Prior to that position, he was an award-winning faculty member in K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry from 1999-2014 and held a similar position at the University of Nebraska from 1997-1999. He was a graduate assistant and instructor at the University of Georgia from 1991-1997.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Moser back to K-State to lead our world-class faculty,” said Ernie Minton, dean of the college and director of K-State Research and Extension. “Dr. Moser’s public- and private-sector track record of academic excellence and scientific rigor combined with leadership, mentorship, and a vision for expanding opportunities will further solidify K-State as the best choice for students seeking an education in the food, agriculture and natural resources areas.”
Don Boggs, who has served as the associate dean for academic programs since 2005, is entering phased retirement. His last day in the academic programs office will be June 28, after which he will serve in a half-time role in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
K-State’s College of Agriculture is one of the top-ranked programs in the nation. Ranked No. 6 among the country’s 101 best agriculture schools, according to Niche.com, the college is recognized for the quality of its faculty and the genuine care they provide students.
The college’s 10 departments offer 16 undergraduate majors, 15 minors and five certificate programs. Included within the college is K-State Research and Extension, which supports and shares research and discoveries throughout the state and around the world.
Moser holds doctoral and master’s degrees in animal and dairy science from the University of Georgia. He earned the bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and industry from K-State.
“I’m excited to serve my alma mater in this role,” Moser said. “The College of Agriculture has provided life-changing experiences for thousands of students, including me. It’s an honor to continue the tradition of innovation and excellence, working with such exceptional faculty and students.”