Dean of UF International Center
Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President
I am pleased to announce that Dr. David J. Sammons, Director of International Programs in the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, has accepted the position of Dean of the UF International Center, effective July 1, 2009.
Prior to arriving at the University of Florida, Dr. Sammons held the position of Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Office of International Programs in Agriculture at Purdue University for 13 years. During his last two years at Purdue, Dr. Sammons was on a special assignment with USAID/Washington, working as Senior Advisor for University Relations and Agricultural Research, Training and Outreach in the Office of Agriculture.
Previous to moving to Purdue, Dr. Sammons was employed for 15 years at the University of Maryland as Professor of Agronomy with responsibilities in small grain (wheat, barley) breeding as well as multiple administrative assignments. He has a wide range of international experiences, initially as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines (1968-70), and, in more recent years, as a consultant with USAID in West Africa, Egypt, and Sudan, and as a Fulbright Senior Fellow/Lecturer at Egerton University in Kenya.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sammons to his new position.