Kenneth R. Gray

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Mr. Kenneth Gray left the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service in 1997 to return to academia, in Kiev. At ERS, he headed research on agriculture in centrally planned economies and often worked on technical assistance programs in the FSU, serving 2 years as USDA consultant to the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. Since leaving USDA, He served as interim resident director of MA in economics program at Kiev Mohyla Academy for the Eurais Foundation. Kent Lewis was administrator and Professor Bob Campbell was founding director (both KU grads) were his colleagues. It is amazing how many KU graduates there are out here. For two years, his wife Kristina and he were Fulbrighters in Kiev and this year he is academic dean of a new private college here in Kiev. He is having the time of his life. In 1997 he returned to Kazakshtan to teach. He and his wife are now living in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, where he is conducting research on the transition in agriculture, 15 years after he was here working in technical assistance for the Kazakhstani Ministry of Agriculture. (03/2001)


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