Geography, Geology and Planning Advisory Board

Russell Caton (BSEd - Geography, 1983)

Russ CatonU.S. Geological Survey
National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
1400 Independence Road, Mail Stop 701
Rolla, MO 65401
573-308-3649
rcaton@usgs.gov

"Dynamic and diverse programs have been hallmarks of the MSU Geography, Geology, & Planning Department for years. Such a broad based academic foundation has provided solid ground for my career with the U.S. Geological Survey, strengthening my ability to work in a variety of roles within the many scientific tasks undertaken by the USGS.

It is an honor to be able to serve with the MSU GGP Advisory Board -- a reconnection to a rewarding academic and collegiate experience that was one of my most memorable life experiences. I truly enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing successes of the department for the benefit of its students and graduates."

Jason Ray (BS - Planning, 2010)

Jason RayDirector of Center for Resource Planning and Management
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
417-836-6900
jasonray@missouristate.edu

 

“The MSU Planning program laid the groundwork for my successful career in Planning and enabled me to obtain a professional leadership position within a few years of graduating. The program taught me important skills and concepts that I immediately applied in my professional and community volunteer roles as Planner and Planning & Zoning Commissioner upon graduation. I am proud of our program and am excited to help guide important decisions affecting the long-term health and sustainability of the GGP department and enhancing the student experience.”

Kristina Weger (BS - Geography, 2004)

Kristina WegerLegislative Assistant
260 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5721
Kristina.weger@gmail.com

"Although I took a different career path than many of my fellow Board members, I believe it is a great example of the varied opportunities a Geography degree can provide to students. I really enjoy having the chance to be an active part of the Missouri State community with membership on the GGP Advisory Board."

“The MSU Planning program laid the groundwork for my successful career in Planning and enabled me to obtain a professional leadership position within a few years of graduating. The program taught me important skills and concepts that I immediately applied in my professional and community volunteer roles as Planner and Planning & Zoning Commissioner upon graduation. I am proud of our program and am excited to help guide important decisions affecting the long-term health and sustainability of the GGP department and enhancing the student experience.”