Chancellor Brady J. Deaton became the 21st chief executive officer of the University of Missouri on Oct. 4, 2004.
Prior to his time at the University of Missouri, Dr. Deaton taught at the University of Tennessee, where he was appointed as staff director of the Special Task Force on Food for Peace for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech.
In 2011 President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Deaton chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD). He also chairs the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE), and served as chair of the Academic Affairs Council of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). Dr. Deaton participates in advisory roles with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and maintains active membership in the American and International Agricultural Economics Associations.
Dr. Deaton graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1966 with a degree in agricultural economics. After receiving his bachelor's degree, Dr. Deaton pursued a master of arts in diplomacy and international commerce at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1968. He went on to the University of Wisconsin where he earned a master of science in 1970 and a doctorate in 1972 in agricultural economics. In addition to his formal education, Dr. Deaton was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nan, Thailand, from 1962 to 1964, where he taught vocational agriculture in the Thai language.
This lecture is part of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Spring 2013 Colloqium Series. It is co-sponsored by the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development (CIIFAD)
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