Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Topic: “Akron: Your Gateway to Cuyahoga Valley National Park”
Stan Austin, a native of Newark, New Jersey, studied at Rutgers University, where in 1981 he received a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a focus in Biology.
In 1978, Mr. Austin began his employment with the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey. While at Gateway NRA, Mr. Austin worked as an interpretive park ranger and law enforcement park ranger, eventually moving into the position of Resource Management Specialist.
In 1984, Mr. Austin accepted a position with the US EPA in the Office of Water as a Program Manager later being promoted to Division Chief. In 1996, Mr. Austin traveled to Japan for a year as a Mike Mansfield Fellow to work in the Japan EPA on water related issues and establishing international relationships.
In 2003, Mr. Austin returned to the National Park Service as the Deputy Superintendent at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado until 2007, when he was selected as the Superintendent at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah/Arizona. In 2010, he detailed to Yosemite National Park, California, as Acting Deputy Superintendent.
In September 2010, he assumed his current position of Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. Mr. Austin oversees the National Park Service involvement with the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway, extending from Cleveland to New Philadelphia, Ohio.
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