Royer Named Director of Ag and Environment Center

4/13/2013 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An environmental attorney, with experience working for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been named as the new director of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Matthew Royer, of Mount Gretna, Pa., who has served as the center’s strategic initiatives director for the Lower Susquehanna Basin for the past three years, took the director’s reins April 1 from Kristen Sacke Blunk, who is now working in support of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship program.

Most recently, Royer has served as point man for the center’s Conewago Creek Conservation Initiative.

Royer has also worked as a staff attorney for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and for a private law firm.

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