Dr. Steve Whisenant, former Department Head of ESSM, takes on new role in world’s newest country
April 3, 2012
By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Steve Whisenant, who for the past nine years has served as head of the ecosystem science and management department at Texas A&M University in College Station, has recently taken on a new position in the world’s newest nation – South Sudan.
Whisenant recently relocated to Bor in the state of Jonglei. He will be working in conjunction with the Texas A&M University System’s Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, serving as chief of party for a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded agricultural improvement project led by the institute.
“Dr. Whisenant had provided outstanding leadership for the department of Ecosystem Science and Management over the past nine years, and we are pleased that he has taken on this new challenge to help feed our world,” said Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences. “We look forward to his continued contributions as a faculty member, both in College Station and abroad."
In 2011, Whisenant was elected to lead the international Society for Ecological Restoration, a non-profit headquartered in Washington, D.C. with members in 70 countries worldwide.
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