ASAS Fellow: Administration Category
Section Awarded: National
Kenneth L. Esbenshade, ASAS Fellow: Administration Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Ken Esbenshade received his BS from Delaware Valley College and his MS and PhD from Purdue University. He is the associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Science at North Carolina State University, overseeing 80 degree programs enrolling 5,816 students. Esbenshade is recognized nationally for his innovative admission programs, distance education delivery platforms, and the development of USDA's higher education agenda. He has served on numerous invited reviews for national programs and task forces dealing with issues affecting the livestock industry and higher education. Esbenshade has received numerous awards during his career including the Outstanding Educator Award from NACTA and the Honorary American FFA Degree.