Campus News

Former dean becomes ag undersecretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed last month the nomination of Gale A. Buchanan, former dean and director of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Buchanan was dean and director of CAES until he retired in April 2005. He served for 20 years on the Auburn University faculty before moving to Georgia as associate director for the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations and resident director of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station.