Samuel E. Curl serves as the Dean of the College of Agricultural
Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.
He graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in
1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
In 1961 he received his Master of Science degree from
the University of Missouri in Animal Genetics. He earned
his Ph.D. in 1963 from Texas A & M in Animal Physiology.
Since that time he has dedicated himself to research and
development in the field of agriculture.
Dr. Curl has authored or co-authored three books dealing
with the worldwide food and
fiber industry and its various
dimensions and written 95 research
publications and scientific
or technical articles primarily
in the area of reproductive
physiology in cattle and sheep.
In his twenty-seven plus years
at Texas Tech he has served
in many different positions.
He was a full time teacher of
Animal Science, served as Assistant
Associate and Interim Dean,
and served as Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs.
He has also chaired Search Committees
at Texas Tech for the Dean of
Engineering, Vice President
for Development and Director
Earlier in his career, Dr. Curl served as the President
of Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and during
a leave of absence from Texas Tech, served as the Special
Assistant to the President at Oklahoma State University.
He has also been active in both professional and civic
organizations. He is or has been a member of the following
Board of Trustees, Consortium for International Development;
Council of Administrative Heads of Agriculture; Texas
Agricultural Resources Protection Authority; Texas Agricultural
Lifetime Leadership Council; Board of Directors,Agricultural
Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company; Board of Directors,
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; and Board of Directors
and First Vice President, Rotary Club of Lubbock. He
has also been the Chairperson of the Management Committee,
Southwest Consortium on Plant Genetics and Past President
of the Lubbock Economic Council. He is a member of the
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock and completed
service in the U. S. Army with the rank of Captain.
He is married to the former Mary Helen Behrends, Director
of External Relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas
Tech University. Their children are Jane Ellen Parker,
Mattituck Long Island, New York; Julia Kathleen Curl,
Dallas; Ryan Andrew Botkin, Austin; Shelly Lyn Botkin,
St Louis, Missouri; and Karen Elizabeth Curl, Lubbock.