OARDC Director Steve Slack announces retirement plans

Colleagues, please see the announcement below from OARDC Director Steve Slack and join me in thanking him for a very impactful tenure in his role here at Ohio State. I’ll discuss some of our next steps in this regard on June 5 in my webinar to the college.

“After more than 40 years of faculty and administrative service, the last 16 years as Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Director of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at The Ohio State University, the time is right to move onto the next phase of my life.

“I will be stepping down from my current role at the end of the 2015 calendar year.

“Importantly, I have had the privilege to work with many committed and talented administrative, faculty and staff colleagues. Nothing is ever accomplished alone. I thank all of you for the rich experiences that Susie and I have enjoyed in Ohio. I appreciate the leadership that each of you have provided in your current roles and the opportunity to work with you in my present capacity.”

Well done, Steve (although you’re not completely finished yet!). You have changed the face of this organization.—Bruce McPheron