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ESF Professor Joins SUNY Research Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Myron J. Mitchell

A Distinguished Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has been appointed to the board of directors of the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Dr. Myron J. Mitchell of Fayetteville, a biogeochemist/ecologist, is director of ESF's Council on Hydrologic Systems Science. He joined the ESF faculty in 1975 and was appointed a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the university's highest faculty designation, in 2004.

Mitchell teaches in ESF's Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology. He specializes in the field of biogeochemistry and forest ecology. He is widely recognized for his expertise in acid rain research, including chemical elemental cycling in forest ecosystems and watersheds.

The 16-member board is the governing body of the private, nonprofit educational corporation that supports the State University of New York. It comprises researchers, campus and system administrators, representatives of business and industry, and SUNY Trustees. The State University of New York Chancellor serves as chair of the board, ex officio.

"We look forward to Dr. Mitchell's contribution to a board that has helped the Research Foundation set a standard of excellence in administering a record number of sponsored programs," said Robert L. King, chair of the Research Foundation board and SUNY chancellor. "As a SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual challenge and growth that will enrich the board and ensure the corporation's continued success."

"With 30 years of experience as a faculty researcher at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Distinguished Professor Myron Mitchell will be an invaluable asset to the Research Foundation which facilitates research, education, and public service at 30 state-operated SUNY locations," said Research Foundation President John J. O'Connor.

The Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that supports the State University of New York by assisting campuses in their efforts to increase their volume of research; protect University-developed intellectual property; provide high quality administrative support for research conducted by SUNY faculty; and promote philanthropy among individuals, corporations and foundations.