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Alumni Council Members 2017
Robert Adams - President
Bob is a third-generation Aggie, graduating in 1968. He grew up on my family's ranch in Rich County and kept deep ties and involvement in Agriculture and the family ranching operation. Bob served his country after graduating from USU as a pilot in Viet Nam and flew commercially as a Captain for Delta Airlines. My experience and education at USU served me WELL.
Calee Lott grew up in Summit County Utah, where she found her passion for agriculture. She continued developing her passion at Utah State University. She is currently working on a Master's of Science Degree at USU and looks forward to pursuing a career where she can promote all aspects of agriculture.
Charlie graduated with the class of 1974 with a major in Agricultural Economics. His first job following graduation was with U&I Sugar Co. at Eureka Washington. In 1975 he went to work with his father and brother on the family farm that has been in the family since 1886. Charlie’s experiences in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences have helped him be a better participate with the water community in the Bear River Basin and the state of Utah. He has enjoyed being involved with CAAS, including the CAAS students and staff. Charlie enjoys giving back financially to the College through scholarship funding since he was the beneficiary of a small scholarship when he was a freshman at USU.
Royce attended Utah State University, receiving a One-Year Certificate in Agriculture Mechanization in 1975 and later received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Ed. Business in 1990. He took a position in Mesa Arizona in 1987, as Service Manager for an equipment dealership, Bingham Equipment and in 1999 after receiving a Masters degree in Business Administration was promoted to a Corporate Service Manager over 10 equipment service locations thought-out Arizona. In 2006, Royce took a position at Utah State University as a Lecturer in the Collage of Agriculture and Applied Science and then in 2011 was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
Dale is a 1985 graduate in Agricultural Economics. Following graduation, he started work with the Federal Land Bank Association in Bakersfield, CA. In 1990, and began his career at Lewiston State Bank in Lewiston, Utah working as a loan officer, operations officer, financial officer, and now, President of the bank. His education at USU has served him well! GO AGGIES!
Keni graduated from the Plants, Soils, & Climate Department in 2013 with her BS and the Landscape Architecture Department in 2016 with her Masters degree. Being a third-generation Aggie, Keni bleeds blue through and through. She is currently a licensed landscape architect and working in beautiful Cache Valley.
Dr. Ralph Whitesides appointment at Utah State University is in teaching and Extension. He has a 30% teaching assignment and a 70% Extension assignment. As such, he does not have a formal research appointment but conducts “applied” research as part of his Extension and Teaching role.
I earned a bachelor degree in Agbusiness and Applied Economics. The friendships that I made while I attended USU are lifelong. I was hired by the Utah Farm Bureau as a regional manager shortly after graduation. I have worked for the UFBF for 14 years. I also work with my brothers and cousins on a family dairy and crop operation. I am married to Krista Gibbons and have 3 daughters and one son. We live in Cache Valley. Go Aggies!
Sarah has worked for Western AgCredit since 2007 and currently serves as the VP-Marketing & Communications Director. Her position includes internal and external communications, including producing FenceLines, managing the Association’s online presence, representing Western AgCredit at ag-related meetings and conventions, organizing customer events and producing advertising materials. A graduate of Utah State University, Sarah studied public relations and minored in business and political science.
Troy graduated with a B.A. degree at Utah State University and in 1993 received an M.A. in Animal Science in 1996. He was employed as an Extension educator in Wyoming and Ohio for 15 years. A door opened for him to be the director of the Willow Park Zoo in Logan, UT and he jumped at this opportunity.
Scott attended Utah State University in the early 1970s. He studied agricultural systems and technology and thoroughly enjoyed his time at the University. Scott and his brother Michael currently run the family farm that has been in the family for 110 years in Pocatello Valley, Idaho. Scott was selected as USU’s Alumnus of the Year in 2013. As the Alumni Council President, he feels strongly about being involved to help the students, stating, “The students and alumni of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences stand out from the crowd. CAAS graduates are good, hard workers who can show off their abilities in the workforce.”