Obadiah Njue has been named chair of the Department of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Njue previously served as an Extension horticulture specialist at the university.
In his new role within the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, he will be responsible for academic programs and the supervision of faculty and staff in the Agriculture Department. He will manage instructional budgets and collaborate with the assistant research director in oversight activities related to agricultural teaching, research and 1890 Extension activities.
Njue is also responsible for curriculum development, program assessment and teaching effectiveness while ensuring that the learning needs of students are met.
Before coming to UAPB in 2005, Njue worked for nearly 10 years in academic and administrative positions at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. He has a doctorate in agriculture (horticulture) from Mississippi State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in botany from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.
“We look forward to Dr. Njue’s contributions to the Agriculture Department in his new capacity,” said James O. Garner Jr., dean of the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences. “He brings a broad set of skills to the position, including teaching, research, Extension and administrative experience.”
Bobbie Crockett is an extension specialist-communications at UAPB’s School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.