Welcoming Dr. George Czapar to U of I Extension

Welcoming Dr. George Czapar to U of I Extension

Oct 16
Robert Hauser, Dean of the College of ACES

I am pleased to welcome Dr. George Czapar as the Associate Dean and Director of University of Illinois Extension and Outreach.  He received his B.S. (1980) and M.S. (1982) in Agronomy at the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Agronomy in 1990 at Iowa State University.  During the 1980’s George was in the Extension Service of Iowa and Illinois, working in the areas of integrated pest management and weed science.  From 1991-2010, he was an Extension Educator in Springfield, and during the past three years George has served as Director, Center for Watershed Science, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, U of I. 

George’s research and extension program has been defined by collaborative interdisciplinary projects that address the environmental impacts of agriculture.  He has published widely on best management practices to reduce pesticide, sediment, and nutrient losses from agriculture.  While serving at the University of Illinois in Extension positions, George has also sought out opportunities to develop and teach classes in the Campus Honors Program, in NRES, and in the off-campus graduate program.

George brings to this position a deep understanding of Extension’s mission and value, along with an exceptional research and teaching record.  The College and the University are pleased and fortunate that Dr. Czapar will be using his creativity, academic breadth, administrative experience, and industriousness to guide Extension as our new Associate Dean.   

Please join me in welcoming George.

George Czapar