Rolfe named head of natural resources and environmental sciences

By Jim Barlow

Gary L. Rolfe will become head of the department of natural resources and
environmental sciences in the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and
Environmental Sciences on April 21. The UI Board of Trustees approved the
appointment April 11.

Rolfe, who headed the forestry department from 1981 to 1995, has served as
the department's interim head since it came into existence in August 1995
as part of the reorganization and renaming of the College of Agriculture.
The newly named department took in faculty from horticulture, agricultural
entomology, soil science and forestry.

Rolfe also will continue to serve as the interim associate director of the
Agricultural Experiment Station. He also will hold the rank of professor of
natural resources and environmental sciences.

Rolfe earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 1968, 1969
and 1972, respectively, from the UI He joined the faculty as a professor of
forestry and of environmental studies in 1972.

UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1996/04-18-96