USU Names Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Utah State University has named University of Florida administrator Mark R. McLellan as USU’s new vice president for research and dean of the School of Graduate Studies. McLellan is currently dean for Research and director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He begins work July 1 at USU. McLellan is a highly published scholar with almost 30 years of experience across three university systems. He has extensive academic program development and leadership skills, and varied outreach and communications experience. He has developed and implemented major research programs at all three universities. He has also exhibited a commitment to developing graduate programs as a core component of his research efforts. “After a comprehensive national search, Dr. McLellan emerged as the top choice from an exceptionally high-quality field,” said USU President Stan L. Albrecht. “We are excited to have someone with his excellent research background and proven administrative experience joining our leadership team.”

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