Lincoln, Neb. —Clinton Krehbiel, who has led the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Animal Science since 2017, has been selected as the dean of the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.
Krehbiel will continue in his role as Marvel L. Baker Head and Professor of the UNL Department of Animal Science until the end of the 2022 semester before beginning his new appointment in January. Mike Boehm, NU vice president and vice chancellor of UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will work closely with IANR leadership and department faculty on a transition plan.
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 Nebraska’s Beef Innovation hub, as well as the expansion of the Feedlot Innovation Center at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.
“During his nearly six years at Nebraska, Dr. Krehbiel has been sharply focused on the success of Animal Science faculty, staff and students, and he has shaped the department in important ways during his tenure,” Boehm said. “I’m grateful for his service and wish him well in his next endeavor.”
Krehbiel said he has been honored to lead the department.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to lead UNL’s Department of Animal Science and to serve the amazing faculty, staff and students here,” Krehbiel said. “I look forward to watching the continued momentum of this department and incredible group of scientists, staff, students, and stakeholders.”
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 also served on the faculty at New Mexico State University and Oklahoma State University prior to joining UNL.