E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
The Committee will recommend lecturers to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and will coordinate all activities associated with the Lectureship.
The E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series was established to provide intellectually stimulating experiences for faculty, staff, and students and to contribute to the further enhancement of the programs of Auburn University. It was established in the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York. Both were native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates. Dr. E.T. York served as director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System from 1959 until 1962. He then went on to head the USDA’s Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C. Later, he served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then chancellor of the State University System of Florida until his retirement in 1980. He passed away in April of 2011 but his legacy lives on through this series. The E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series features internationally known speakers addressing issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and natural resources.
Members of the committee will represent each department in the College of Agriculture. In addition, there will be one representative from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, one from the College of Veterinary Medicine and one from the College of Human Sciences. The heads of these departments and units will make a recommendation on its representative. The Dean of the College of Agriculture will confirm the appointment. The term of service is for two years. An individual member can serve on the committee for a maximum of three consecutive terms. An Associate/Assistant Dean in the College of Agriculture or the Dean’s designee will serve as a continuing member and chair of the committee. Other members may be appointed by the Dean of the College of Agriculture.