The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources has welcomed Katie Jameson as the new assistant dean of administration. Jameson will be responsible for providing administrative, analytical and strategic support to the dean, associate deans and directors.
Jameson will oversee finance, budget, staffing and strategic planning for the College’s four academic departments and its Extension, Experiment Station and Extended Studies units. While her role encompasses many key functions of administration, she hopes to also spend time on strategic planning, streamlining processes, exploring funding opportunities such as grants, and increasing other revenue sources for the College.
Jameson attended the University and graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies, with an emphasis in accounting and business management. She also completed the State of Nevada Certified Public Manager Program and has been in management for 15 years.
“Since I am an alumnus, I was excited to come back,” Jameson said. “I enjoy the university environment – it has a lot of soul and vibrancy. It’s just nice to be on campus and to be doing something new and exciting.”
Jameson brings over 20 years of experience in working with government services and fiscal oversite and policy. Prior to joining the University, she served as the fiscal administrator for the Nevada Department of Agriculture. There, she helped plan and coordinate the implementation of several programs, including the USDA’s School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, and other programs in the areas of crop and livestock production, veterinary medicine, food safety, and entomology. She also oversaw the fiscal and accounting operations for over $400 million in grants.
“We were extremely fortunate to find someone like Katie to fill this much-needed new position,” said Bill Payne, dean of the college. “Our College, especially with its Extension, Experiment Station and Extended Studies units, has many complexities to juggle administratively. Katie’s administrative background, and in particular with the state’s Department Agriculture, is a perfect fit for what we need to assist all of us in leadership in managing and making the most of our resources to benefit our students and others we serve throughout the state.”