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UC Professor Honored as President Elect of the KY Wildlife Society


Williamsburg, Ky. — University of the Cumberlands biology professor Dr. Sara Ash has been elected as President-Elect of the Kentucky chapter of The Wildlife Society at the annual meeting.

The Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society is a non-profit organization concerned with excellence in wildlife stewardship using science and education. The Chapter seeks to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals in Kentucky to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of the Commonwealth’s wildlife resources.

Membership is diverse and includes representatives from a variety of state and federal agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental conservation organizations, and private industry. Chapter members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats.

“The Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society has a rich history of significant work in the area of conservation and education,” stated Ash, who is in her 12th year at UC. “Along with other members of the executive committee, I hope to continue this tradition by providing positive and effective leadership.”

Ash will serve as President-Elect for two years, then President for two years, then as a member of the executive committee for two more years.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Hannah Taylor, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant