CFAES announces new Moser Scholars Program

CFAES Dean Bobby Moser is retiring after 21 years, the longest run for a dean under Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. As vice president for agricultural administration, Moser also oversaw OSU Extension, OARDC, and ATI. Moser’s wife, Pat, has been equally dedicated to the university and the state, leaving her own mark on the lives of students and Ohioans.

On Aug. 24, at an event organized by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, CFAES announced the naming of a multitude of scholarships, awards, and enrichment programs as a tribute to this remarkable couple. Known collectively as the Moser Scholars Program, the college has set a goal of $5 million in private support to fully fund the scholarships and activities.

With an emphasis on scholarship, study abroad experiences, and involvement with distinguished researchers and educators, the Moser Scholars Program will present unique opportunities to educate and train future generations of leaders for agriculture and agriculture-related industries.

"Even in their retirement, they will continue putting students first."—Jack Fisher

"While we will miss Bobby and Pat deeply, we are exceptionally happy that generations of students will benefit from these programs named in their honor," said Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher. "Even in their retirement, they will continue putting students first."

Bruce McPheron, an alumnus of Ohio State, was recently named as Moser's successor. McPheron comes from Pennsylvania State University and will start his new job on Nov. 1 pending Board of Trustees approval.

To make a gift or for more information about the Moser Scholars Program, click here or call 614-292-0473.

-- Jane Carroll, University Communications