Forestry Faculty Member Elected to National Society Board
Dec. 6, 2022
Ronald (Ron) Boldenow, Ph.D., professor of Forestry at Central Oregon Community College,
was recently elected to the board of directors of the Society of American Foresters
(SAF), representing district 2 — all of Oregon — for the organization, which is headquartered
in Washington, D.C. His three-year term commences on Jan. 1, 2023.
“As forestry students and young professionals are enthusiastic, we must continue to nurture and tap that enthusiasm to strengthen the profession and SAF,” he told The Forestry Source, the organization’s membership publication. Boldenow has served on SAF’s education policy review committee and as chair of the Central Oregon chapter.
Throughout his career, Boldenow has placed an emphasis on being active in professional associations and developing strong relationships with industry leaders. At COCC since 1999, he completed his master’s degree in forestry at Humboldt State University and his Ph.D. in wildland resource science at the University of California, Berkeley.
About the Society of American Foresters: SAF members represent the entire spectrum of the forestry profession — nonprofit organizations, forest products industry, public lands, universities and independent contractors. SAF is the collective voice and community for consultants, researchers, managers, field foresters, business owners, specialists, technicians and more.