Elmendorf named Joseph E. Ibberson Chair in Urban and Community Forestry

Penn State News
October 31, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

William Emendorf

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — William Elmendorf, professor and extension specialist in urban forestry in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the first holder of the Joseph E. Ibberson Chair in Urban and Community Forestry. The endowed chair was made possible by a gift from the late Joseph E. Ibberson, a 1947 forestry graduate of Penn State who retired in 1977 from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry as chief of forest advisory services. …The purpose of the chair is to enhance the University’s commitment to the Commonwealth by providing a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management the opportunity to advance scholarly excellence through contributions to instruction, research and public service.

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