Ron Rosati, the top administrator at the two-year Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, will retire early next month.

Rosati technically is “dean” of NCTA, the only two-year college in the University of Nebraska system. The dean, a position Rosati has held for six years, is the leader of the college, which is in Curtis, Nebraska.

The college said Rosati, 61, will serve as senior adviser to the new Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture in Kigali, Rwanda. The institute, an English-language school for agriculture and innovation, will open in September.

Kelly Bruns, director of NU’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, will serve as interim dean while continuing to do his extension center work.

Mike Boehm, NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said Rosati has made NCTA a stronger place. The college has attained “new heights in providing academic and financial access to higher education, as well as career preparation in the ag and veterinary technology industries,” Boehm said in a press release.

The college enrolls roughly 275 full-time students.

Rosati said in NCTA’s press release: “The college is an exceptional place to work due to its small size, focus on agriculture and veterinary technology, and its emphasis on experiential learning.”

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