Finalists for dean of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources to visit campus

April 7, 2015

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Athens, Ga. - Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will visit campus in the coming weeks to meet with members of the university community.

A committee chaired by J. Scott Angle, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Each finalist will make a public presentation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room 120 of the R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Building. The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

Rose-Marie Muzika, professor and associate director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, Columbia, April 14.
Keith Belli, professor and head of the department of forestry, wildlife and fisheries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 16.
W. Dale Greene, professor and interim dean of the Warnell School, April 22.
Mark Ryan, the Rucker Professor of Wildlife Conservation and director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, Columbia, April 27.

The CVs of the finalists, along with their full campus visit itineraries and candidate feedback forms, are available at

The Warnell School is the oldest existing forestry school in the South. Its educational and outreach programs focus on the conservation and management of Earth's natural resources, including forests, fisheries, wildlife and water sources. The school emphasizes the importance of balanced management of ecosystems throughout Georgia and the world. For more information, see



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