BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech named Paul Winistorfer as dean of the College of Natural Resources.

Winistorfer, who heads the college’s Department of Wood Sciences and Forest Products, will assume the duties of dean on Aug. 1 when Mike Kelly steps down.

Winistorfer came to the university in 2001 from the Forest Products Center at the University of Tennessee. Among his achievements, he created Wood Week at Virginia Tech. He is also on the board of directors of WoodLINKS USA and is completing a term as the group’s president.

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