Environmental Policy 
& Information Center Director
Jacksonville State University

W. Peter Conroy

Environmental Policy and Information Center

Pete with wife Roxana and daughter Haley

Pete Conroy is the Director of Jacksonville State University's Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC). Trained as a biologist, Mr. Conroy moved to Alabama in 1985 to work as the curator of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Since then, he has received appointments from Alabama Governors Don Siegelman (D), Fob James (R), Jim Folsom (D) and Guy Hunt (R). In April of 2002 he was selected by Governor Siegelman to Chair the Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives and in April of 2000 Governor Siegelman appointed him to Chair the Alabama Geographic Information Council.

Retained by President George Bush, Pete received White House appointments by President Bill Clinton in early 1999 to serve as Alternate U.S. Federal Commissioner of the Tri-State (ACT/ACF) Water Compacts. Recently, he was also selected by the Office of the Secretary of the Army to serve on an Operational Assessment Team to review safety measures relating to the destruction of chemical warfare materials in Alabama.

Additionally and through his appointments, Pete leads a number of projects related to conservation and economic development. Examples include the establishment and operation of the Little River Canyon Field School, the Chief Ladiga Rail-Trail, and several Alabama-based initiatives promoting smart growth, environmental education, land conservation, ecotourism and water policy.

Born in Pennsylvania, Pete moved to Asheville, North Carolina with his family in 1970. He later received his Bachelor's degree in biology from Furman University in South Carolina and his Master's degree in zoology from the University of Georgia.

With his wife Roxana and daughter Haley, Pete lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Conroy of Asheville, NC.

Detailed resume (updated November 2002)

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Environmental Policy & Information Center 
Jacksonville State University 
700 Pelham Road North, Suite 246 Martin Hall 
Jacksonville, AL  36265-1602 
(256) 782-5681 
Link to JSU      Last Updated: October 22, 2002