Dr. Keith Belk has been named Department Head of Animal Sciences. In the announcement, Dean Menon cited the advantage of having a well-recognized and respected scientist in Colorado animal agriculture as the Department Head. In his role as department head, Dr. Belk can help the new President connect early and quickly with the leadership and constituents of Colorado’s animal agriculture industry. Dr. Belk will establish and guide vision and strategy while focusing on building the external networks and engaging alumni, donors, and commodity/industry leaders. In addition to the appointment of Dr. Belk, Dr. Terry Engle has been named associate department head of Animal Sciences. Dr. Engle will focus on all things internal, including curricular, faculty and student-related strategies.