Owens wins national Experiment Station award
Monday, October 18, 2021
Keith Owens, past associate vice president of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station at Oklahoma State University, has received the Southern Region Experiment Station Section Excellence in Leadership award from the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy.
Owens was honored at the ESS annual meeting in September. He served in OSU Agriculture for 14 years and retired as associate vice president in July 2021.
Owens was selected for the national award for enhancing the mission and Land-grant ideal of the ESS and its regional associations.
He spent the first 20 years of his career at Texas A&M University before joining OSU Agriculture in 2007 as the first full-time department head for the OSU Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. He was appointed to interim associate director of OSU Agriculture in 2014 and moved into the role of associate vice president the following year.
Owens earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Idaho as well as a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. from Utah State University.
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