- Deputy Director
- AGSV 226
- Undergraduate Education
- B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina, 1974
- Graduate Education
- M.A. Special Education, University of South Florida, 1985
Ambassador Bost (ret.) oversees all operational aspects of the Borlaug Institute and leads its external relations efforts. Previously he was Texas A&M’s Vice President for Global Initiatives. As U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa from 2006 to 2009, he led one of the largest U.S. embassies in the world and the largest U.S. embassy in Africa. Prior to serving as Ambassador, he was appointed in 2001 as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Service responsible for the leadership and administration of 15 domestic nutrition assistance programs employing 1,500+ employees with a combined budget of over $58 billion. He has conducted business in more than 144 countries and has delivered official policy presentations to the Bundestag (Germany), Knesset (Israel), and the Great Hall of the People (China). He is a trusted expert on international relations and has been interviewed by numerous domestic and international news organizations.