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Morrisville State College names new agriculture dean

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.--Dr. Christopher Nyberg has been named dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Morrisville State College.

Nyberg, of Oriskany Falls, has served as an assistant professor of equine science at the college since 1997, and as chair of the Equine Department since 2001.

He replaces former dean, James VanRiper, who is now the interim provost/vice president for academic affairs at the college, and Dr. David Rogers, dean of the School of Business, who served as interim dean for one year.

“Dr. Nyberg brings enthusiasm and proven leadership to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” VanRiper said. “His ability and background are very complementary to the programs and goals of the school and the college as a whole.”

Morrisville State College’s agricultural programs are excellent, and I am proud to represent the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources as dean,” Nyberg said

Nyberg received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.