Elmer Finck, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Fort Hays State University was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Mammalogists, the world’s largest organization devoted to mammals.
Finck was elected at the society's 88th annual meeting this past summer. He will serve a three-year term. Finck earned an A.S. degree at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill., a B.S. and M.S. at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D. and a Ph.D. at Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Finck is also a Patron member. He has served on the ASM’s Membership Committee, as a member, and business manager of the Mammal Images Library Committee and as a member of the Education and Graduate Student Committee. Including other activities, his organization and management of the evaluation of student presentations at annual meetings and has been a major contribution to the society over the years.
The American Society of Mammalogists was established in 1919 to help promote the interest in the study of mammals. It has more than 4,500 members, many of whom are professional scientists.