Based on the press release from ABAC, it appears Dr. Marshall is leaving the post to focus on responsibilities of his upcoming marriage. He is marrying Dr. Allison Faber of Mechanicsville, Va.
Marshall will continue to work for ABAC, though the exact capacity of his ongoing relationship with the school is described only as "on assignments" to continue to help the school grow.
Here is the press release:
TIFTON - Dr. Tim Marshall will step down as Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on June 30, 2014.
Marshall will marry Dr. Allison Faber of Mechanicsville, Va. While he is stepping down as Dean, Marshall will continue to work with ABAC on assignments that will continue to growthe School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College.
He came to the college as a student in the fall of 1975. After a long academic career at the University of Florida, Marshall returned to ABAC as a division chair and professor in 2006.When ABAC reorganized from seven divisions to six schools of study in 2009, Marshall was named Dean.
During his seven year tenure, Marshall has lead the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources during a period of tremendous growth, with enrollment increasing from 550 to over 1000. Under his leadership, the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources has gained recognition and respect for ABAC’s graduates in the agriculture and natural resource industries.
Through his industry knowledge and alumni status from ABAC, Marshall has been instrumental in reconnecting with individuals that employ our graduates and support the College.
"Dr. Marshall has been a tremendous asset to the College and certainly to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” said Dr. Niles Reddick, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “He led the implementation of the Bachelor degree programs in Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, and Natural Resources Management. I have certainly enjoyed working with him.”
This advance notice allows ABAC to conduct an extensive search for this vital position.