Campus Life – UConn Today
Indrajeet Chaubey, formerly of Purdue University, has been named dean of the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources.Indrajeet Chaubey, who has enjoyed a distinguished career in teaching, research, and administration, has been named the new dean of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. He will also serve as director of the Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station.
Chaubey comes to UConn from Purdue University, where he held a number of positions over the past 12 years, including associate dean and director of international programs of the College of Agriculture since 2016. From 2013 to 2017, he was the head of and a professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He joined Purdue in 2007 as an associate professor.
“It is an honor for me to lead the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at UConn,” said Chaubey. “At the core of the land grant mission of UConn, CAHNR provides a rich environment of discovery, learning, and extension outreach that are vital to agricultural production, natural resource sustainability, the health of communities, and economic development.
“We are fortunate to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff in CAHNR who are devoted to working on problems that improve the everyday quality of life for citizens of Connecticut and beyond,” he added.
In his most recent role at Purdue, Chaubey was responsible for leading international activities in the College of Agriculture to implement programs that encompass food, agriculture, and natural resources systems. He worked closely with faculty, national and international agencies, and private foundations in obtaining funding and facilitating international development and capacity-building projects.
Chaubey is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of ecohydrology and nonpoint source pollution. His research over the years has focused on the lack of clean water in many …