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Emeritus Dean George Brown arrived at Oregon State University in 1964 as a Ph.D. graduate student studying forest hydrology and began his College of Forestry teaching and research career in 1966. In 1973, he was appointed head of the Forest Engineering Department and in 1986 he became Associate Dean for Research. In total, he was a faculty member or administrator at Oregon State University for 32 years, retiring in 1999 as Dean of the College of Forestry, a position he held for 10 years.  

As Dean, George encouraged the kind of systems-based, collaborative and inter-disciplinary research the college continues today. He pushed faculty members to work across organizational and institutional boundaries and transformed the Oregon State College of Forestry into the leading recipient of grants and contracts among the nation’s forestry schools before his retirement. 

The work and research the College of Forestry pursues on a daily basis is built on those who came before us and George’s 32 years of incredible contributions are of immeasurable value.

The family asks that gifts be made to the Dean's Fund for Excellence & Innovation in the College of Forestry or the George W Brown Scholarship Endowment through the Oregon State University Foundation, 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Please note "in memory of George W Brown" on the memo line if you are mailing in a gift or check the "Dedicate my gift" box in this online giving form.

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