SENR Faculty Member Elected to Leadership Position with Ohio Society of American Foresters

May. 5, 2014
Eric McConnell, assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and Ohio State University Extension forest products specialist was recently voted chair-elect of the Ohio Society of American Foresters. The Ohio Society of American Foresters (OSAF) is the state chapter of the Society of American Foresters and represents nearly 250 professional foresters, forest technicians, and student members.  The Mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.  Reflecting on this opportunity, Dr. McConnell shared, "Service is fundamental to the mission of our land grant university and at the core of our duties as Extension Specialists. I am excited to step into a state leadership role within our flagship society of forestry professionals. I am honored by our membership’s belief in me to both nominate and elect me to this important position.” 
May 2014.