Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Program Director Don Smith Receives Presitgious Award

The Association for International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) has named Director Don Smith as this year's Professor in Residence. AIPN is an independent, non-profit association that supports international energy negotiators around the world. AIPN enhances professionalism and effectiveness within the international energy community.

The Professor in Residence appointment was created to encourage greater participation by Education Advisory Board members at AIPN. Smith will receive funding to cover travel and attendance costs to AIPN education events for the year 2013.

Smith has served as the Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy JD and Graduate Programs since 2007.Smith served as Assistant Press Secretary for Kansas Governor, John W. Carlin. He then worked as the governor's apppointee to the Kansas Water Commission.

Smith also practiced natural resources law before joining McGraw-Hill as an Associate Publisher. Smith went on to serve as Publisher for Reed-Elsevierwhere he was responsible for a series of publications relating to U.S. environmental law.

Smith has continuously pushed for excellence in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program. He offers support and encouragement to students both inside and outside the classroom. The honor of being awarded AIPN's Professor in Residence will enable him to enhance the focus of the program through his attendance of world class education events.

Administrative Director Lucy Daberkow said, "Professor Smith is committed to providing relevant course content to the students in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program. Being named AIPN's Professor in Residence will serve to further the interests of our students and program. Congratulations to Professor Smith for his well-deserved accomplishment."

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