James Pritchett serves as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. His work includes facilitating and implementing the shared strategic vision of the College of Agricultural Sciences that includes a team of more than 225 full-time employees and $40 million in annual expenditures. On a day-to-day basis, Pritchett leads the college’s student success and diversity teams, campus operations and administration.
Pritchett is an agricultural economist who enjoys working in a wide range of teaching, research and engagement opportunities including agribusiness management, water resource economics, community development and interdisciplinary land management strategies.
Originally from southeastern Colorado, he is a two-time alumnus of CSU, and he received his Ph.D. in agriculture and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.