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Duff to lead NMSU?s animal and range sciences department

New Mexico State University alumnus Glenn Duff was named department head of animal and range sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.


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Glenn Duff is the new department head for animal and range sciences. (NMSU photo)

?It?s really an honor to be able to serve in this capacity at my alma mater,? Duff said. ?I?ve come full circle, having received my doctorate here, then serving as a faculty member and now the department head.?

In addition to earning a doctorate in animal nutrition from NMSU, he served as assistant professor and superintendent at NMSU?s Clayton Livestock Research Center from 1994 to 2001. His career also includes stints at the University of Arkansas, University of Arizona and Montana State University.

Duff is enjoying the various aspects of his new position in the department.

?I?m able to work with the faculty by being a liaison between faculty members and the dean?s office,? he said. ?I not only have the opportunity to establish relationships with the students, but I?m also able to get to know the public and work with many different programs within the department.?

Jim Libbin, interim dean for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, said Duff was the perfect candidate.

?Because he completed his Ph.D. work at NMSU and was part of our faculty at Clayton for quite some time, Glenn has a huge knowledge of our program,? Libbin said. ?He knows what we need to be doing to succeed in the future, and he?s also very knowledgeable about western livestock production.?

?We were familiar with his reputation and character,? Libbin added. ?We were lucky to attract him to the department head position.?

Originally from Exira, Iowa, Duff earned a bachelor?s degree in animal and dairy science from Northwest Missouri State University and a master?s degree in animal reproductive physiology from the University of Arkansas.