OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Doescher to Direct Popular Degree Program

12/28/2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Paul Doescher, a professor of forest resources in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, has been named director of OSU’s undergraduate degree program in natural resources.

This degree is an innovative collaboration of the colleges of agricultural sciences, forestry, liberal arts, and science at OSU. It is offered at the Corvallis campus, at the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend, at Eastern Oregon University, and via OSU’s distance education program.

Doescher has been at OSU since 1980. In his new position he replaces Bo Shelby, also a professor in the Department of Forest Resources, who has directed the natural resources degree program since its inception in 1992. During its 14-year history, student interest and participation in the program has grown rapidly and allowed its expansion to the new campuses.