The Purdue University Board of Trustees has ratified the appointment of Allan Gray as the Agriculture Chair of Excellence in Engagement.
Gray has been at Purdue since 1998 and is director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the MS/MBA in food and agricultural business program. He also is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
Under Gray's leadership, the innovative engagement activities of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business have contributed immensely to the food and agribusiness industries through professional development programs, the MS/MBA in food and agribusiness, and applied research, said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.
Gray has written 36 journal articles and has 31 extension-related publications. He has received the American Agricultural Economics Association's Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award, the Purdue Dean's Team Award, the United States Distance Learning Association's Excellence in Distance Teaching Award and the American Agricultural Economics Association's Extension Group Award.