Vice Provost | Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs
As the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Straquadine assists the Chancellor to advance the academic programs at USU Eastern with a focus on economic development and community development. He is responsible for program design, implementation, and evaluation with a vision for attracting and retaining the best students for the right programs. He mentors new and maturing faculty to maximize their teaching, research, and service roles. Dr. Straquadine has the skills set needed to develop significant relations with business, industry, and community leaders in the private and public sector.
Dr. Straquadine has a hardy background in agricultural extension education -- both in his academic preparation and his career experiences. He has taught high school, served as a state-level leader of agricultural education teachers in a State Office of Education, and has been a teacher educator for more than two-decades. He perfected his community outreach expertise with the Cooperative Extension Service in both Utah and New Mexico. Originally from Land of Enchantment, Dr. Straquadine holds a B.S. and M.A. in Agriculture and Extension Education from New Mexico State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education at The Ohio State University in 1987.