President Ed Ray has conferred the honorary title of “emeritus” upon seven Oregon State faculty members, including Thayne Dutson, recently retired longtime dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
By earning emeritus status, individuals enjoy life membership on the OSU faculty with associated rights and privileges. The title also signifies the faculty member has earned “distinction and respect through many years of dedicated and effective service to the programs of the institution,” wrote Ray in letters of notification to each recipient.
In addition to Dutson, who is designated dean emeritus of the college and professor emeritus of food science and technology, other new emeriti faculty include:
W. Thomas Adams, professor emeritus of forest sciences; Susan Aldrich-Markham, professor emeritus of crop and soil science; Evelyn Arlene Engel, professor emeritus of extension and experiment station communications; Deborah B. Hackelman, assistant professor emeritus of library systems applications; Mark Mellbye, professor emeritus of crop and soil science; and Carol Savonen, associate professor emeritus of extension and experiment station communications.