As of Spring 2011 semester, the new title for the Youth and Family Education (YFE) M.Ed. Program (and all YFE course designations) will be Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education (AYFCE).
'83 PhD in Agricultural Economics, Marc is a senior economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, focusing on water-quality policy. During his career, Ribaudo has addressed issues such as conservation policy, water quality improvement, environmental credit trading and the cost of reducing nutrient loads to the Gulf of Mexico.
Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw (1985 Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics), dean of the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University.
1961 M.S. in Agricultural Economics, he received the 2009 Charles Lupton Volunteer Award from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. This award honors outstanding volunteer service to the division, the University and the community. Les has been particularly active in the CAS Alumni Council for many years.