Media Advisory: Media Day Scheduled with Cathann A. Kress, New Vice President and Dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Cathann A. Kress

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the media are invited to attend an April 3 Media Day with Cathann Arceneaux Kress, newly appointed vice president for agricultural administration at The Ohio State University and dean of its College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The Media Day will be held on campus from 10-11 a.m. in Room 140G, Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus. Directional signs will point the way once you enter the main entrance on the back side of the building. Subject to approval by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees, Kress will begin her appointment on May 1. She currently serves as vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University.

Kress will be available for a Q&A session with both print and broadcast media during the hour-long event. A conference line will be available for media who cannot attend the session, but would like to participate via phone.

As Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, Kress will be the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and will be responsible for leading its education, research, service and outreach missions. She will also lead college fundraising efforts and facilitate strategic internal and external relationships.

If you plan to attend or need the conference line information, please contact either Suzanne Steel, assistant director of marketing and communications, 614-292-9637,, or Sherrie Whaley, media relations coordinator, at 614-292-2137 or

For more information contact: 
Sherrie R. Whaley, Ph.D.

Suzanne Steel

Michelle Ball