New dean greets college in Columbus and Wooster

CFAES Dean Cathann Kress and South Centers Director Tom Worley

Faculty, staff and students crowded the Agricultural Administration auditorium and the North Exhibit Area in Fisher Auditorium in Wooster to greet the new vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES on May 3 and 4.

Cathann A. Kress started her new position at Ohio State on May 1 and handed out diplomas on both campuses during her first week on the job. In the photo, she speaks with Tom Worley, director of Ohio State South Centers.

Kress came to Ohio from Iowa, where she served as vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the great community of people and scholars at Ohio State," Kress said in an interview. "The college has a tremendous opportunity to lead in the grand challenges facing the world: Food security and the entire supply chain; future leadership in agriculture; and communicating and working with consumers about what we do."