May Virtual Annual Meeting: College of ACES Super Powers Move from Implicit to Explicit

    May 03, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) – and the rest of the world – experienced a year like none other in 2020. While rebounding is the goal for many, ACES sees ramping out of the pandemic as prime time for spotlighting what we do and why it matters. Family- and work-life disruptions, access to health care, and crippled supply chains grabbed the public’s attention. We intend to keep that attention and use it to propel our communities and our world to – not a new normal – but “a new better.”


    Dr. Kimberlee Kidwell
    College of ACES

    Dr. Kim Kidwell encourages thought and action in everything she does—from the genetic makeup of a grain of spring wheat to feeding our world well for the future. She provides an essential focus on translational research as she connects one on one with students, faculty, and donors, as well as globally through teaching, speaking, and more.

    The proud University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) alumna now serves as its dean.

    Each day, Dean Kidwell makes sharing the ACES story her mission, making sure to spotlight its depth and breadth beyond the “A” for agriculture—including technology, big data, human development, and so much more. Her smart, sincere, and direct way of connecting attracts people and partnerships to ACES, where she and her colleagues work to improve daily life for people around the world by:

    • Enhancing hands-on student learning.
    • Driving innovative and actionable research.
    • Supporting the land-grant foundation of the University of Illinois.

    A product of the heart of the Midwest, Dean Kidwell served as executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University before returning home to help modernize and add vibrancy to science that matters to everyday people.

    Recently named a Crop Science Society of America Fellow, she completed her master’s and Ph.D. in plant breeding and plant genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A developer of 20 wheat varieties, the nationally respected scholar and award-winning teacher holds the inaugural ACES Robert A. Easter Chair.


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