Dr. Michael G. Burton, professor in the William H. Darr College of Agriculture, has been selected as the Provost Fellow for Public Affairs for 2017-2018. As Provost Fellow for Public Affairs, Dr. Burton will be responsible for the Public Affairs Conference in April 2018 and promoting the 2017-18 public affairs theme, Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences. Dr. Burton will shadow this year's Provost Fellow, Dr. Kevin Pybas, in preparation for his work the following year.
As stated by Dr. Burton, "The Public Affairs conference provides us – as a community – an opportunity to dig deeper into our roles as citizens in a complex world. The 2018 theme, Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences, invites us to explore and evaluate the volume of issues facing our population and planet. It is my hope that our community will truly engage in uncommon partnerships across disciplines to seek out reliable information and be motivated by better understanding for our mutual good."
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael G. Burton as the 2017-2018 Provost Fellow for Public Affairs as we explore Sustainability in Practice.