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Statement from the Dean and Research Director

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Alabama A&M University has moved from a system of schools to one of colleges. This reorganization of academic programs and reporting lines fits well with our Carnegie ranking (Doctoral, professional dominant) as a Ph.D. granting institution.  Accordingly, the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) has taken the place of the former School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  As the dean and research director, this website will give exposure and visibility to the College and serve as a source of information, providing details regarding program offerings and other activities within the departments.  


In keeping with our resolve for improvement, several new initiatives will be launched with the aim of building our academic programs to a level of prominence that seemingly, has eluded colleges of agriculture throughout the nation.  In doing so, our tri-fold land-grant mission of teaching, research and service will not only be preserved, but given the energy necessary to maximize the intended benefits to our stakeholders.  Our way forward will be holistic in approach.  Using this slant, we hope to render results that will bring cutting-edge research and innovations in pedagogical deliveries to both our traditional and nontraditional students.  Through this and other media outlets, we will continue to reach out, engage and inform all our patrons, while soliciting ideas for augmenting our pursuit to make CALNS the academic center of Alabama A&M University.