Dr. Pritchett serves as the Executive Associate Dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. His passion is serving Colorado agriculture and implementing the shared strategic vision of CAS. On a day-to-day basis, Pritchett directs operations and administration for the College’s activities. He is a land grant economist who enjoys working in a wide range of teaching, research and engagement activities including agribusiness management, water resource economics, community development and interdisciplinary land management strategies. Originally from southeastern Colorado, Pritchett is a two-time alumnus of CSU, and he received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in Agriculture and Applied Economics.
Dr. Jan Leach is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agriculture and a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. In her role as Associate Dean for Research, she provides strategic vision for research within the College, and works with faculty to build collaborative research teams. Her research group studies the molecular basis of durable plant disease resistance. Other projects in her laboratory are related to bioenergy (genetics of biomass production) and understanding the interactions of bacteria-insects-plants in plant health.
Matt Camper is the Assistant Dean for Teaching Practice and Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and a holds a Senior Teaching Appointment in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. His scope of work includes coordinating curriculum development and new program development in CAS, as well as assisting departments in adopting high impact teaching practices and evaluating teaching effectiveness. He is a passionate champion of the continuum of care for CSU students and on an inclusive and affirming environment for our students, faculty, and staff especially as it relates to the classroom and curriculum. Mr. Camper is an entomologist, current director of The CSU Bug Zoo (a live arthropod collection that meets with over 10,000 students and community members from nearly 50 different schools and multiple other events across the state), and the faculty sponsor for the Gillette Entomology club (the oldest continuously run student club at Colorado State University).
Dr. Kelly – the Deputy Director of AES, in close collaboration with the Associate Dean for Research, evaluates and develops the framework, principles and processes will ensure that AES, College, and Extension Services are aligned and serving our existing and evolving constituents. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Extension.
Addy Elliott serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success in the College of Agriculture at CSU. Her passion for supporting, empowering and encouraging students throughout their journey at CSU aligns with her responsibilities. In this role, Addy coordinates and elevates the College of Agricultural Science academic advisors to best serve our students. She also develops and initiatives focused student success in the College. Addy has a M.S. in Soil Science from CSU and maintains a teaching appointment in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Several of the courses Addy teaches include Environmental Issues in Agriculture, Topics in Organic Agriculture, and Field Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture: Study Abroad in Todos Santos.