Dr. Chris Skaggs

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2402 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-2402


Dr. Chris Skaggs is Associate Dean for Student Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. He also holds the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Chair in Animal Science. Skaggs received his doctorate in animal science from Iowa State University, his master's in animal science from Kansas State University, and two bachelor's degrees in animal science and agricultural education from Texas Tech University.

Skaggs devotes a considerable amount of time to live animal evaluation. He has judged numerous national shows, and he works with youth at hundreds of shows across the country. He serves as superintendent of the intercollegiate livestock judging contest and the steer show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He also serves as assistant superintendent of steer shows at San Antonio and the State Fair of Texas. Dr. Skaggs has received numerous awards and honors including the NACADA Advising Certificate, the 2002 Mervin and Annette Peters Advising Award from the Texas A&M University Advisors and Counselors, Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Student Counseling and Relations, the Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching, the Haas-Litterst Outstanding Teaching Award in the Department of Animal Science, the Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Industry/Agency/Association Partnerships for Beef 706 Program Team, and the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award. He also received the 2003 Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for his contributions as part of the Extension Beef 101 Team.


B.S. - Animal Science - Texas Tech University
B.S. - Agricultural Education - Texas Tech University
M.S. - Kansas State University
Ph.D. - Iowa State University

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