Jimmy G. Cheek



  • Born in Gorman Texas
  • Graduated from Mary Carroll High School 1965
  • Graduated from Texas A & M University BSA 1969, PhD 1975
  • Graduated from Lamar University 1972
  • Taught at Beaumont High School, Beaumont, Texas 1969-1972
  • Taught at Texas A & M, College Station, Texas 1974-1975
  • Taught at University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl. 1975-1981
  • Assistant Chair Agriculture Ed & Comm. - University of Fl. 1981-1992
  • Assistant Dean at the College of Agriculture, University of Fl. 1992-1999
  • Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Fl. 1999-2005
  • Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources-University of Fl.-
  • 2005-Present
  • Distinguished Former Student, Department of Agriculture Education Texas A & M
  • University 2004
  • Alpha Zeta Professor of the Year, College of Agriculture, University of Fl. 1981-1982 and 1990-1991
  • Faculty Superior Accomplishment Award, IFAS, University of Fl. 1990
  • Teacher of the Year, College of Agriculture, University of Florida 1989
  • Honorary American FFA Degree-1984
  • Florida Honorary State FFA Degree 1978
  • Texas Honorary State FFA Degree 1972
  • Distinguished Service Award, Southern Region of the American Association for Agriculture Education 1998
  • Ensminger-Interstate Distinguished Teaching Award, National Association Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture 1990
  • Outstanding Alumni Accomplishment Award, College of Education, Texas A & M 1989
  • Honor Society Memberships- Sigma XI; Phi Delta Kappa; Iota Lambda Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Alpha Zeta