Michael L. Day has been named the new head of the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences & Industry (AS&I). He currently is head of the department of animal science at the University of Wyoming, a position he has held since 2015. Day will begin in his new role at K-State August 11.
Prior to going to the University of Wyoming, Day was on the faculty of The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences from 1985 to 2014. He had a research and teaching appointment at Ohio State focused on the reproductive physiology of beef cattle.
Interim K-State College of Agriculture Dean Ernie Minton said Day is an outstanding choice to serve as the next academic leader for AS&I and is an ideal cultural fit for the department. K-State AS&I is the largest academic degree program on campus and among the largest of its kind across the country.
Day holds a PhD and master’s degree in animal science, with an emphasis on reproductive physiology, from the University of Nebraska. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from the University of Missouri.
“I am looking forward to working with faculty, staff, students and stakeholders as we move the department forward as a leader in animal and food sciences,” said Day.