Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry

December 31, 2011

In 2011 a $5 million commitment from Allyn C. Ford and Cheryl Ramberg Ford created an endowment for the College of Forestry dean's position: the university's third endowed deanship, following established endowments in the colleges of business and veterinary medicine.

Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn C. FordAllyn Ford became president and CEO of Roseburg Forest Products in 1997. The company was founded by his father, Ken Ford, in 1936 and became one of the largest family-held wood products corporations in the nation. Roseburg Forest Products also made a $5 million gift to the Oregon Forest Science Complex. 

The Ford family has a long history with Oregon State University. Allyn's sister, Carmen Ford Phillips, is an OSU alumna who has been actively engaged with her alma mater for many years. A gift from Allyn's and Carmen's late mother made possible the construction of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, named in her honor. Allyn and Cheryl Ford are both highly involved with The Ford Family Foundation, which helps to fund OSU programs and outreach in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. The foundation also provides scholarship support for hundreds of students in Oregon post-secondary schools.

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