The Dean’s Office

Message from the Interim Dean

Welcome to the Herbert College of Agriculture!

As interim dean of the College, I am extremely proud of the rich tradition of providing practical, experiential-based education that has been our hallmark since our original agricultural courses of study were offered back in 1871.

Herbert boasts a vibrant student body of 1,800 plus undergraduate and graduate students, dedicated staff and nationally renowned faculty who are committed to fulfilling the twenty-first century land-grant mission to increase the well-being of our nation and our planet. The College is fortunate to be part of the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) which exists as part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The UTIA provides Real. Life. Solutions. to some of society’s most pressing issues.

The Herbert College of Agriculture provides quality education offering not only engaging academic experiences within the classroom, but also opportunities to obtain international exposure, internships, experiential research, and service learning in seven academic departments and one school. The College offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and provides hands-on learning in a family atmosphere aimed at developing future leaders to meet the many challenges facing our natural resources and agricultural enterprises.

Knoxville is nestled in the valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, only an hour from some of the best views and hiking in the South, and there is always something to do downtown or across the region. Knoxville has been identified as one of the Top 100 places to live and one of the best places for businesses and careers.

It is an exciting time to be part of the Volunteer community and I invite all of you who are interested to explore our College further either online or through a campus visit.

Make Herbert your home.

Go Vols!

David G White Profile Page
Angie Fox
Admin Specialist III
Mission, Vision & Values
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Learn about the Mission, Vision and Values of the Herbert College of Agriculture
The Chronicle
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Read current and past issues of the Herbert Chronicle, from the desk of Dr. Caula Beyl, dean of Herbert College of Agriculture.
College Committees
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Learn about the college committees that makes up Herbert College of Agriculture.

Get to know all personnel within the Herbert College of Agriculture.

Executive Staff

Brent Nelson Lamons Profile Page
Brent Nelson Lamons
Asst Prof Of Practice/Exec Dir Stu Succe
Craig Pickett Profile Page
Craig Pickett
Director Of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Professional Staff

Whitney L Anderson Profile Page
Whitney L Anderson
Human Resources Consultant
Sonja Burk Profile Page
Sonja Burk
Student Success Advisor
Jay Cooley Profile Page
Jay Cooley
Director Of Finance And Budget Analysis
Cassie Johnson Profile Page
Cassie Johnson
Assistant Director For Recruitment
Amber Rayborn Profile Page
Amber Rayborn
Asst Director Advising & Student Success
Keima Talley Profile Page
Keima Talley
Advising Coordinator II

Support Staff

Kallie Noblin Profile Page
Kallie Noblin
Student Services Coordinator
Tammy G Pass Profile Page
Tammy G Pass
Admin Services Assistant
Gracie Pekarcik Profile Page
Gracie Pekarcik
Study Abroad Coordinator

Special Appointments

Charles Dalton Parker Profile Page
Charles Dalton Parker
Special Instructor-Post