Highlights from the Dean

Highlights from the Dean

CASNR Community: It is an exciting time with the start of the new academic year. As we begin the fall semester, I am filled with gratitude and admiration for the incredible faculty, staff, post-docs, administrators, and students in the College. You are amazing – you lead with resilience, inspiring innovation, and remarkable determination. And model by example that every person and every interaction matters. Your passion and commitment make a difference every day, and I am excited to see the positive impact you will undoubtedly have in the lives of our students.

Aligned with the strategic framework for IANR and guided by the N2025 and NU’s 5-Year Strategy, our College’s strategic priorities provide a roadmap for us to boldly shape the future and positively transform the lives of our learners, Nebraskans, and global society.
• Be THE place for diverse educational pathways at the nexus of food, energy, water, and societal systems (FEWS2).
• Focus relentlessly on learner access and success.
• Prepare a talented and diverse workforce to support economic growth and vitality for Nebraska and beyond.

I hope you see opportunities to engage, co-create, and advance our shared goals, programs, and initiatives to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. Our evolving vision for the College emphasizes the alignment of individual strategic outlooks within academic units, programs, and mission areas. It is this synergy that produces a truly creative and innovative teaching and learning environment.

Each member of our College Community has their unique talents and strengths, and we are fortunate that you have chosen to be a part of IANR and the College. You are having a positive impact.

Thank you for all that you do for our students, the College, and the people of Nebraska. Together, we will continue to make a lasting impact.

Tiffany Heng-Moss

Tiffany Heng-Moss.

Tiffany Heng-Moss

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Always an opportunity to grow

We take your development beyond the classroom with opportunities to get involved in the community via internships, research, service, speakers, and more.

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Own your experience

We provide an education that allows you to craft your experience to fit your passions.

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Connections to co-create your path

CASNR is full of passionate faculty, staff and alumni with valuable real-world experiences that are eager to assist you in research, mentorship and networking.

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A supportive community for you to learn + thrive in

We expose you to new places, people and ideas all while providing individualized support along the way.

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A place for you to flourish

CASNR is a vibrant community - complete with labs, dining options, a recreation center and specialized facilities for your studies.

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Inspiring you to make an impact on the world

CASNR will develop you into a professional that's prepared to make a mark on the world.

We are Nebraska.

We believe in the power of every person. We don't rest on our strengths—we stretch them. Sweat them. Combine them. Growing flexible, nimble and strong minds. That's how we do big things.