Acting Department Head—Research and Teaching
Charles Sanborn came to Texas A&M College in 1904 as an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture. He worked as a cooperative entomologist on cotton insects until 1907 when he was appointed acting department head. He resigned in 1909 and was appointed head of the department of entomology at Oklahoma A&M College. His most notable work was conducted during his 35-year tenure at Oklahoma State where he served as department head, dean of the school of agriculture, and director of the Experiment Station.