College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Agriculture is a diverse industry that touches all of us in many ways. The life sciences provide foundations for studying life and the role of plants and animals in the environment. Academic programs in the college represent a unique blending of the agriculture and life sciences. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers specialized majors in agriculture and life sciences that prepares graduates for fulfilling careers in industry, academia, government, or nonprofits, or for graduate or professional programs.

The goals of the instructional programs in CALS include proving relevant, scientific, and practical knowledge of the food, agricultural, and life sciences to its students. With the support of highly qualified and accomplished faculty, students are able to achieve their greatest personal and professional potential. Central to the college’s goals is the cultivation of interdisciplinary problem-solving skills that will serve its graduates well as they pursue a lifetime of learning and professional experiences.

What sets our college apart: 

  • Student activities such as the representing your college and serving on the Agri-Life Council or becoming a CALS Ambassador and gaining professional and hands-on experience in the agriculture and life sciences world 
  • Nationally-recognized honors societies that allow academically-strong students to further their education 
  • Honors Program inspires students to take ownership of their education, explore their passions and pursue their academic goals beyond the classroom 
  • Approximately 620 scholarships awarded to CALS students each year based on merit, financial need, academic major and/or outside interests

For more information about our college, including contact information, visit our website


111 Patterson Hall
NCSU Box 7642
Raleigh, NC 27695-7642
Phone: 919.515.2614
Fax: 919.515.5266


Dean and Executive Director for Agricultural Programs

  • Richard H. Linton

Senior Associate Dean for Administration

  • Harry Daniels

Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

  • John M. Dole

Associate Dean and Director, NC Agricultural Research Service

  • Steven A. Lommel

Associate Dean and Director of NC Cooperative Extension

  • A. Richard Bonanno

Assistant Dean of College Advancement

  • Sonia Murphy

Executive Director of NC Agricultural, Dairy, and Tobacco Foundations

  • Kathy Kennel

Assistant Dean for Business Operations

  • Joyce L. Munro

Assistant Dean of CALS Human Resources

  • Rebecca B. Zuvich

Chief Communications Officer, CALS Communications

  • Richard Campbell

Interim Director of CALS Office of Diversity Affairs

  • Alex K. Graves

Director, Agricultural Institute and Assistant Director of Academic Programs

  • Robert Ivy

Director, Information Technology

  • Kevin F. Lee

Director of Student Services

  • Tricia M. Buddin

Assistant Director of Academic Programs

  • Kimberly Allen