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Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week 2023

CFAES Faculty and Staff,

This year, CFAES will be participating in Ohio State’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week (July 31 – August 6, 2023) over the course of a few weeks. We’ll focus on staff during the university’s designated week but, we’ll focus on faculty during the week of August 14 to ensure those with 9-month appointments can also take part. 

In addition to the university presented activities (, we’ll be recognizing the dedication and outstanding contributions of members of our CFAES community. Below is a summary of what is currently planned, and more details can be found at

·As a small token of our appreciation for your service and dedication to CFAES, you’ll be receiving an email from on August 15 containing a link for you to select a $5.00 gift card* of your choice to enjoy a coffee, snack or treat of your choosing.

·CFAES Colleague Kudos– Share your appreciation for your colleagues between July 24 and August 16 and we’ll amplify those kudos. While the university has a similar program in place, we’re aiming to lift your messages of appreciation by sharing broadly with our college. Please take three quick minutes to thank someone who may not know their work is appreciated!

·We’ll be sharing our faculty eminence and staff excellence, across multiple platforms.


Thank you for all that you do throughout the year!



Dean Cathann Kress and Senior Associate Dean Tracy Kitchel


* Per the IRS, this will be taxed in the amount of ~$0.50-$0.75, depending on your withholding selections, so if you would prefer to opt out of receiving a gift card, please email Michelle to indicate your preference to not participate in the gift card.


Dean Cathann A. Kress, Ph.D.
Vice President for Agricultural Administration & Dean
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences 
140 Ag Administration | 2120 Fyffe Road | Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-6164 Office 

Twitter: @cathannkress


Tracy Kitchel, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean and Director of Faculty and Staff Affairs

Professor of Agricultural Education

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

140 Agricultural Administration Building | 2120 Fyffe Road | Columbus, Ohio 43210

Pronouns: he/him/his | Phone: 614-292-9028 | Twitter: @tjkitchel