Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
Auburn University will host a virtual Dean’s Forum and Alumni Social with Dr. Janaki Alavalapati on Thursday, February 17, as part of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Dr. Janaki Alavalapati was appointed dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in 2015. Before that, he spent eight years as professor and head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech and several years on the School of Forest Resources and Conservation faculty at the University of Florida. Since he was appointed dean, Dr. Alavalapati has established several new undergraduate degrees and professional graduate programs and created the student leadership development program, Forests, Environment, and Wildlife Leadership, or FEWL, Academy. Under his leadership, the school has increased student enrollment by over 50%, the diversity of the school’s faculty by 30%, and increased the school’s research funding by over 80%.
Dr. Glenn Glover, alumnus and emeritus professor, will serve as moderator of the question-and-answer forum. Following the discussion, attendees are invited to remain on the Zoom to participate in the Alumni Social.
The forum and social is open to faculty, staff, students, and the school’s alumni via Zoom from 6 – 7 p.m. CT at https://auburn.zoom.us/j/83123522389 and will be live-streamed via the school’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ausfws/live/.