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Faculty Chair at SUNY-ESF Steps Down


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Dr. Leland R. Schroeder steps down this summer after 13 years as chair of the Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Schroeder's tenure at the helm of one of the nation's leading paper science programs saw a rebuilding of the faculty and increased research efforts.

In addition to holding the chair's position, he also spent 10 years as director of the Empire State Paper Research Institute headquartered at ESF. In that role, he oversaw a research program supported by about 60 pulp, paper and allied companies from around the world.

He was named a fellow of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) in 1992. The following year, TAPPI honored him with its prestigious Research and Development Division Technical Award and William H. Aiken Award.

Schroeder will remain at ESF as a professor and will continue as editor of the Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology.

A committee chaired by James Thorpe (jlthorpe@syr.edu) is conducting an international search for Schroeder's successor.