October 18, 2016

Media Advisory -- Steven Ellis

Steven Ellis, deputy director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, will be available for interviews with reporters, photographers and news crews at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20. The availability will take place at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 1231 Lincoln Drive, in the old U.S. Forestry Building. David Yepsen, institute director, will host. 

Ellis is delivering a speech during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Student Center Ballroom B. Ellis’ presentation, “Managing America’s Public Lands: A Look at the Bureau of Land Management’s Complex Mission,” is part of the institute’s Gil and Jean Kroening Lecture Series.  

Ellis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in forestry at SIU in 1976; his career with the bureau began in 1979 when he was a hired as a forester in Idaho. As deputy director, Ellis has oversight responsibilities for more than 245 million acres of public land and a $1 billion budget.