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MSU forestry dean elected to lead national association
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- George M. Hopper has been voted president-elect of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs.
Hopper, the dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources and director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, will serve as president of the association for a two-year term beginning January 2007.
A Vicksburg native, Hopper earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MSU and holds a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters and a specialist in hardwood silviculture and the biology of oaks.
MSU’s College of Forest Resources includes the Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and Management and the departments of forestry, forest products, and wildlife and fisheries.
The National Association of University Forest Resources Programs, formerly the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges, was formed in 1981. Its mission is to advance the science, practice and art of forest resource management through the support of forest resource education, research, Extension Service and international programs at the university level.
Its membership includes university faculty members, scientists and Extension specialists.
The association is led by the deans, directors and heads of its 67 member universities in their collective dealings with governmental entities; forestry; and other natural resource organizations, forestry industry groups, educational and scientific organizations and the public.