FHSU's Dr. Gleichsner becomes the first female NACTA president
08/09/2000

HAYS, KS --- Two Fort Hays State University associate professors of agriculture represented the Department of Agriculture during the 46th annual National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

Drs. Jean Gleichsner and Robert Stephenson attended the NACTA conference on June 18-21 at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. Gleichsner walked away as the first woman in the history of the conference to be elected as its president. Stephenson also didn't walk away empty handed; he will chair next year's Teacher Recognition Committee.

Gleichsner has been an associate professor of agriculture for FHSU since 1988. She received her B.S. in both agriculture education ('82) and agronomy ('83) from the University of Wisconsin in Madison before receiving her M.S. ('87) and Ph.D. ('88) in crop science and international botany from Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Stephenson has been an associate professor of agriculture for FHSU since 1988. He received his B.S. in agronomy in 1978 from Western Illinois University in Macomb and continued at Kansas State University to earn his M.S. ('81) in forages and his Ph.D. ('85) in crops.


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