Hepburn was elected in a vote of the society's more than 20,000 members worldwide, and will take his three-year seat on the 12-member council at the GSA's annual meeting in Denver at the end of this month. He has been active in the society, chairing its annual meeting in Boston in 2001.
The GSA seeks to increase public interest in the science of geology, and to gain a greater voice for geologists on questions of global climate and environment. The council to which Hepburn has been elected serves the society in a role similar to that of a board of trustees.
"It's a significant recognition for Boston College and for the department," Hepburn said. "It will be a lot of work, but I'm pleased."
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