Krehbiel reappointed as animal science department head

Clinton Krehbiel
Clinton Krehbiel, who has served as the Marvel L. Baker Professor and Head of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Department since 2017, has been appointed to another five-year term in the position.
April 29, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Clinton Krehbiel, who has served as the Marvel L. Baker Professor and Head of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Department since 2017, has been appointed to another five-year term in the position.

Under Krehbiel’s leadership, the department has adopted a strategic framework, grown undergraduate enrollment between 2017 and 2020, hired talented new faculty members, increased research funding and expenditures, and worked closely with industry and other partners across Nebraska.

Krehbiel was also instrumental in the formation of the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Hub, and the expansion of the Feedlot Innovation Center at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

“Dr. Krehbiel is an effective and compassionate leader focused on the success of Animal Science faculty, staff and students,” said Mike Boehm, NU Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “He is shaping the department in important ways, not the least with the talented faculty members he has recruited and hired to Nebraska.”

Krehbiel said he has been honored to lead the department and has particularly enjoyed the relationships he has built during his first five years in the position.

“The success and progress we have made as a department reflects the vision and diligence of faculty, staff, and students, and leadership and support from our IANR administration and stakeholders,” Krehbiel said. “There is plenty more progress to be made, and I am looking forward to continuing this journey.”

Krehbiel was raised on a diversified farm near McPherson, Kansas.  He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Clint was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center. He then spent three years on the faculty at New Mexico State University before joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University in January 2000. Clint was a Regents Professor, the Dennis and Marta White Endowed Chair in Ruminant Nutrition and Health, and the Assistant Department Head of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University prior to joining the University of Nebraska.