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Leadership & Mission

Chris Luecke

Location: NR 108
Office Phone: 435-797-2443

ENVS Department Head

Christopher Lant

Christopher Lant
NR 201B

WATS Department Head

Peter Wilcock

Patrick Belmont
NR 210C

WILD Department Head

Mike KuhnsKaren Mock
NR 324

Associate Dean

Claudia Radel

Claudia Radel
NR 104A

Development Director

Emily Blake

Emily Blake
NR 110C

Ecology Center Director

Nancy Huntly

Nancy Huntly
QL 303

Library Director

Patsy Palacios

Patsy Palacios
QL 105



Mission Statement

The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at USU:

NR building in spring time
  • Promotes scholarship and creativity in discovery, synthesis, and transfer of knowledge for the mutual sustainability of ecosystems and human communities in Utah, our country, and the world.
  • Encourages critical thinking and collaborative problem solving through debate and constructive criticism while ensuring open exchange and respect for the values and opinions of others.
  • Engages a high-quality, diverse and creative faculty, staff and student community, who collectively integrate the biological, physical and social sciences, and who constantly expand their knowledge and skills.
  • Educates natural resource and environmental professional and others interested in healthy ecosystems and their value for future generations.



The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources will be a leader in discovery, innovative and lifelong learning to promote healthy, diverse and enduring ecosystems upon which human communities depend.


Bringing people and ideas together for healthy and enduring ecosystems.

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