Keith Belli was named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Sept. 1, 2018.
Belli became dean of CAFLS shortly after the college was reorganized to include Cooperative Extension and the university’s six Research and Education Centers, collectively known as the Clemson Experiment Station. The goal of the reorganization is to put CAFLS on the same organizational footing as other top agricultural colleges and allow it to act even more efficiently and effectively in preparing students to become leaders in their chosen careers and in continuing to perform research and Extension that helps South Carolina citizens lead healthy and prosperous lives. The reorganization also gives CAFLS an integrated statewide footprint.
The following is an interview with Belli about opportunities and challenges the reorganization presents, his goals for CAFLS and his favorite movie.