Graham Cochran named associate dean, operations

Graham Cochran is now CFAES associate dean for operations.
Most recently, Cochran served as interim senior administrative officer.

Previously, Cochran served Ohio State University Extension in employee and organizational development and recently served as interim chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. Cochran began his career at Ohio State in 1996 as a county director and Extension educator in Sandusky County. Since that initial appointment, he has accepted increasing responsibilities, including center director at Adventure Central in Dayton and in Extension Human Resources.
The Associate Dean for Operations is primarily responsible for providing leadership for strategy including risk management, accountability, strategic planning and associated resource allocation. Cochran will drive the development of financial and operational policies and procedures that integrate space, fiscal and human resource considerations, and oversee department, unit and program reviews and strategic plans to ensure alignment with college and university priorities.

He also will provide oversight for information and educational technology, land resources, facilities and capital planning. His leadership skills will help the college with its focus and identity as he leads the strategic planning process in the coming year.

Cochran received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marietta College, master’s degree in Zoology from Miami University, and his PhD in Extension Education from The Ohio State University.