Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Steve Fraze, Ph.D.
Steve Fraze became the Interim Dean of Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources on August 1, 2016, taking the reins with the appointment of Michael Galyean, the former CASNR Dean as the university's new interim provost and senior vice president. A native of Dora, New Mexico, Fraze earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Lubbock Christian College and a master's degree along with a teaching certificate from Texas Tech. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Recent awards and honors for Fraze include the American Association for Agricultural Education Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award (2015); National FFA 'VIP Citation' (2015); American Association for Agricultural Education Senior Fellow (2014); President, American Association for Agricultural Education (2015-2016); Gamma Sigma Delta Service to Agriculture Award (2005); election to the Texas Tech Teaching Academy (2003), Texas FFA Association Distinguished Service Award (2002); and Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Distinguished Service Award (2000).