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Agriculture & Applied Sciences

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Agriculture & Applied Sciences

Message from the Dean


To all our stakeholders, including students, alumni, community partners, parents, and friends, I wish you a warm welcome to Langston University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. We are a venerable School that espouses the tripartite Land-Grant mission of Academics, Research, and Extension. All three areas work collaboratively to provide support in response to the educational, social, and economic needs of people. By responding in such a cooperative manner, our School and University have been able to continue to build upon our original promise of commitment to the people of Oklahoma and to the broader society.

At Langston University we firmly believe that the strength of our School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences lies in our commitment to provide students with advancement and scholarship opportunities in addition to enriching academic experience. Our teams provide an experience that fully prepares them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty, staff, alumni, and other partners have given their full range of energy, creativity, and commitment to ensure that our core mission of academic excellence is realized. The academic programs in the School are thoughtfully designed to satisfy the needs of a rapidly evolving national and global agricultural landscape. We take great pride in our teaching excellence, advising, student-mentoring, and finding professional opportunities for our students.

The research program in the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences is very active in searches and discoveries to improve the quality of life of people and the sustainability of communities. We are the home of the world-renown E. (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research. The Institute houses state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research, and student learning. It seeks to provide cutting-edge research and outreach activities that will enhance goat production systems, management capacity and improve the socio-economic conditions of producers, consumers, and communities around the world. All members of our team in the School of SAAS have pledged to help produce the next generation of leaders in Agriculture and Applied Sciences that will transform lives and communities. We invite you to explore our web pages, learn more about our mission and history. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Wesley Whittaker, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Phone: 405-466-6155