A renowned food scientist and academic leader with significant experience at top-ranked land-grant universities will be Kansas State University’s new dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.
Dr. John D. Floros comes to Kansas State University from Pennsylvania State University, where he is a professor and head of the department of food science. His past experience includes working as an international industry consultant for more than 25 years and serving as a professor at Purdue University.
Floros’ achievements include increasing enrollment in undergraduate and graduate programs at Penn State and doubling the size of the doctoral program. He earned a combined bachelor’s/masters degree in food science and technology from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, and a doctorate in food science and technology from the University of Georgia.
Floros’ research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private industry and he has been a member of several professional organizations.
He will begin his new role Aug. 1