College of Agriculture & Related Sciences

Telephone: 302.857.6400


The mission of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences is to celebrate the uniqueness of the 1890 land-grant tripartite design by educating students through the pursuit of scholarly excellence; by conducting basic and applied research; and through teaching and extension to improve the lives of people in the state, nation and world. This mission is supported by: 

  • Innovative basic and applied research that leads to the discovery of new and beneficial knowledge that is consistent with societal needs. 
  • A quality educational experience that provides professional opportunities for future leaders in agriculture and related sciences. 
  • Quality outreach education that is designed to address specific needs of a diverse audience including under-represented groups.

Administrative Staff Profile

Dyremple B. Marsh

Marikis Alvarez
Associate Dean 
for Research

Donna P. Brown
Interim Associate Dean 
for Extension

Richard Barczewski
Department of Agriculture
and Natural Resources

Samuel Besong
Department of Human Ecology

Troy Darden
Information Coordinator

​Shanina Harris
Senior Secretary

Lee Hawkins
Academic Advisor

Michelle Hayes
Purchasing Specialist III

Lisa Hopkins
Administrative Assistant/
Budget Analyst

Alex Meredith
College Recruiter 

Pablo Mojica
IT Coordinator

​Ayeda Silent
Financial & Budget Analyst

​Ahira Y. Smith
Director of Academic Advisement

Communications Media Assistant


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DSU is part of the 1890 Land-Grant system that celebrates 125 years of providing educational opportunities for all people.



  College of Agriculture & Related Sciences

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A word from the dean... 

Are you a potential undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in agriculture, food and nutritional science, natural resources, or textiles and apparel studies?

I welcome you to visit the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS). We have programs that offer you a solid academic and experiential learning foundation to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh
Dean, 1890 Administrator, Research Director

At DSU, The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences is the bedrock of the 1890 land-grant tradition. Our history began with the Second Morrill Act and is reinforced daily through our teaching, research and extension activities--the three core components that define the land-grant mission.
Academics Research Extension
Areas of Study
Cooperative Research
Research Capability 
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Small Flock Research and Innovation
Cooperative Extension
Family and Consumer Science
4H and Youth Development


DSU Celebrates 125!

DSU is part of the national 1890 land-grant system, which is poised to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act in 2015. Select the links below for more information on DSU’s planned activities and on the 1890 Land Grant Universities.




Support Your College

CARS Calendar

CARS Calendar (Full View)

CARS Clubs
Student organizations within the college

CARS Ambassadors Flagship, student mentoring organization
Mr. Alex Meredith, Advisor

CARS Tours Tour of College of Agriculture & Related Sciences
Mr. Alex Meredith, Advisor

Collegiate FFA  (Campus chapter of national student agriculture organization)
Dr. Richard Barczewski, Advisor
Mr. Alex Meredith, Co-Advisor

FAN (Food and Nutrition Club)
Human Ecology Department 

Dr. Bettina Taylor, Advisor

MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences)
Mrs. Chandra Owens, Advisor

Republic of Fashion (Textile and Apparel Studies club)
Ms. Jasmine Chandler, Advisor

Pre-Vet Club (for students interested in veterinary medicine)

Dr. Richard Barczewski, Advisor

CARS Conversations

Check here each month as we introduce you to members of the CARS staff. These people work behind the scenes to help our students and to support our projects and programs.

CARS Notables. . .

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