THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES DR. I. MILEY GONZALEZ AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Dr. I. Miley Gonzalez as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Gonzalez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, presently serves as Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University. Prior to this position, Dr. Gonzalez was Assistant Dean and Deputy Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, and served as Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at New Mexico State University. Before joining the faculty at New Mexico State University, Dr. Gonzalez was an Assistant Director of International Agriculture Programs in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. Dr. Gonzalez served as a State 4-H Specialist at Pennsylvania State University and participated in Extension Program activities. He taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses including guest lectures in Spanish. He is a member of several academic and professional organizations, and has published journal articles and instructional materials in Spanish and English. Dr. Gonzalez received a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural and Extension Education.
The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics provides centralized organization and management of the research, education, and economic programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Under Secretary supervises the Agricultural Research Service, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, the Economic Research Service and the National Statistics Service.