Former dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station
Sharron Quisenberry was the first woman dean of the College of Agriculture. In 2002, she was appointed by President George Bush to the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development. As a member of the seven-person board, Quisenberry worked with other university and industry representatives to provide professional guidance to the United States Agency for International Development. The board's main mission was to increase world food production through effective use of the agricultural sciences. An entomologist first, Quisenberry was called the “queen bee.” She had many firsts in her life. She was one of the first female PhD Extension agents in the country. She was one of six women to serve as president of the Entomology Society of America and is currently a Fellow and Honorary Member. One fun fact was that she also had to kiss animals as part of a fundraising campaign in the fall each year at MSU. In an interview in American Entomologist (Summer 2015), she was asked “Which kiss was the most dramatic?” She responded, "Of course the little pig, because he wore a Montana State football jersey; he had a diaper on and he was just sweet.”
Sharron Quisenberry was the first woman dean of the College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station director. She was also one of the first female PhD Extension agents in the country.