Didn’t take long for a department of people armed with ample expertise and opportunities for growth to change a 30-year Buckeye into a Cowboy.
Mike Day became head of the Department of Animal Science the end of July, ending his career with The Ohio State University and beginning a new one at the University of Wyoming.
“My list was pretty short of where I wanted to go,” said Day, a professor and now former graduate program studies chair in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Columbus. “Wyoming fit well with me.”
UW seemed just the right fit. He’s taught, he has domestic and international research projects and he extended OSU resources to producers.
Associate professor Warrie Means, who served as interim department head during the two-year journey to fill the position, said department personnel were excited to have Day join.
“He’s an excellent researcher, has a very good track record in publications and has received national recognition,” said Means. “His interests are aligned with Wyoming. It’s excellent we were able to attract a high-quality candidate like Mike.”