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Former director of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will give Glenn Allen Paur Lecture on April 8

The former director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and UND alumnus Steve Williams will present the annual biology Glenn Allen Paur Lecture on Friday, April 8. He will share his insights and perspective with the presentation “Forty Years in an Evolving Wildlife Profession” at 12:20 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Small Ballroom. His talk is sponsored by the UND Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the UND Biology Department, and will be featured as the department’s annual Glenn Allen Paur Lecture.

The talk will be followed by a networking social.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams is the president of the Wildlife Management Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, American Wildlife Conservation Partners, Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (a federal advisory committee to the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture), Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports, and Chair of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. He is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club and The Wildlife Society.

Prior to joining the Wildlife Management Institute, Steve served as Director of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Governor’s Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Parks, Deputy Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Assistant Director for Wildlife and Deer Project Leader of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. degree from the University of North Dakota.

Glenn Allen Paur Lecture

Glenn Allen Paur was a Pisek, N.D., native who graduated cum laude with a B.S. in fisheries and wildlife management from UND, where he served as president of the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club, and was a member of the Wildlife Society. Glenn drowned while assisting a UND professor with his research on Leech Lake, Minn. The Lecture Series and the Glenn Allen Paur Memorial Scholarship were established by his family in his honor and memory.