Dr. Creech will treat us to a presentation featuring plants that will thrive in the weather patterns predicted as a result of climate change.
Dr. Dave Creech, Regent's Professor and Professor Emeritus, has been at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas since September 1978. Dr. Creech received his BS in Horticulture from Texas A and M University in 1970, the MS in Horticulture from Colorado State University in 1972, and he returned to TAMU and was awarded the PhD in 1978. After a long career teaching, Dr. Creech was named Director of SFA Gardens in 2007. SFA Gardens is a 128-acre on campus horticultural resource. SFA Gardens includes the Mast Arboretum, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, the Gayla Mize Garden, and the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. His research arena is varied and includes fruit and vegetable research, ornamentals evaluation, endangered plants, and woody tree and shrub studies. He has authored numerous scholarly and trade articles and lectures widely.