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The School of Forestry’s Advisory Council was formed in the Fall of 2009. It consists of individuals representing a broad range of forestry-related organizations.
*Lee Alford (BSF, 1969; MSF 1971)
Title: Vice President, Weyerhaeuser (Retired)
Leon Ben, Jr. (BSF 1994)
Title: Superintendent, BIA Fort Apache Agency
*Mary Coulombe (BSF, 1984)
Natural Resources Management
Sara Dechter (AICP, CP3)
Title: Comprehensive Planning Manager
City of Flagstaff, AZ
Title: Large Project Archeologist
Tonto National Forest
Melvin Hunter, Jr. (BSF 2010)
Title: Forest Manager
Hualapai Tribal Forestry
Jose (Pepe) Iniguez (BSF 1996, MSF 2001, PhD 2006)
Title: Research Ecologist
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
*Blair Moody (BSF, 1975)
Title: Industry, BLM, USFS (Retired)
Mike Ryan (MSF 1978)
Title: Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State University
Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Robert Nelson (BS, 2002, KSU)
Title: Habitat and Lands Program Manager
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Teri Raml (BS Wildlife Biology, 1979)
Title: Management, FS and BLM (Retired)
*Ted Schaefer (BSF, 1975; MBA 1984)
Retired: Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor (Retired)
*Deanne Shulman (BSF, 1981)
Title: International Programs, U.S. Forest Service (Retired)
*Steve Templin (BSF, 1978)
Tom Tuchmann (BSF, 1983)
US Forest Capital, LLC.
Jeff Whitney (BS Botany 1977)
FS, USFWS, DOI (Retired)
Former AZ State Forester 2016-2018
* Founding members
Committee on Native American Recruitment and Retention
Leon Bene, Jr.
Melvin Hunter, Jr.
Assist the School of Forestry in its continuing efforts to improve the quality of its educational, research, and outreach programs.
- Review and provide feedback on curricular course offerings and content to foster continuous improvement and relevance of the School’s academic programs, as well as to help ensure continuing accreditation by the Society of American Foresters.
- Provide advice on student recruitment, retention, career development and placement, including: high school and community college outreach; internships and summer employment; scholarships; engagements with student professional societies and organizations; and career/placement advising and assistance.
- Provide advice on the improvement of the School of Forestry’s research and outreach programs.
- Provide advice on the capital and resource development activities of the School, including: outreach to legislative and professional bodies; enhancing faculty development; improving instructional programs, including instructional and research laboratories; and commitment of personal or corporate resources in support of the School of Forestry’s commitment to excellence in instruction, scholarship and service.
- Provide advice on how to raise the profile of the School of Forestry among its peer institutions and key constituents such as the School’s alumni, federal and state natural resource management agencies, and environmental organizations.