FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 6, 2007
Fairbanks, Alaska--Daniel J. Robison, assistant dean of the College
of Natural Resources and associate professor of forestry at North
Carolina State University, is visiting the University of Alaska
Fairbanks this fall as part of the American Council on Education
Robison, one of 38 participants in the program, will spend two weeks
at UAF this September and return again after Thanksgiving. In
addition to experiencing many facets of the university, UAF
Chancellor Steve Jones said that Robison will have a chance to offer
his insight on UAF and its operations.
“Often, we who are so close to the day-to-day operations of the
university are less able to discern critical avenues for improvement
and efficiencies, or identify new opportunities in teaching,
research, or service,” said Jones. “Dan can ask questions we might
overlook, forcing us to see more clearly and imagine what might not
otherwise have occurred to us. We’re fortunate to have Dan spend
even this limited time with us.”
Robison has taught in the forestry and environmental resources
department at NC State since 1997 and served as the assistant dean in
the College of Natural Resources since 2004. He received his
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University’s College of
Natural Resources in 1982 and 1986, respectively, and earned his
doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993.
Established in 1965, the fellows program is designed to strengthen
leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing
promising senior faculty and administrators for leadership positions
in college and university administration.
CONTACT: Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at (907)
474-7902 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.