Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws
College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, June 7, 1998
Dr. William F. Hueg completed undergraduate studies at Cornell University, then earned masters and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University. Since joining the University of Minnesota in 1957, Hueg's career is marked by steady advancement - to director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and later vice president for agriculture and dean of the Institute of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics. He has brought distinction and recognition to dedicated scientists and research programs by delivering to lawmakers and the public, quantifiable measures of the benefits of agricultural research - tangible proof of research's monetary impact on Minnesota, the nation, and the world. His accomplishments in extension and research, administration and resource development have brought honor and international acclaim to the University of Minnesota. One of Dr. Hueg's outstanding characteristics as an administrator was his commitment to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches in both research and extension. He is recognized an innovative administrator and leader. His leadership was recognized by his election as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also played an important and active role in the field of international agricultural development. His public service to his science, the university, the State of Minnesota and the international world of agriculture is exemplary.
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