Donald Slack

Title: Agricultural Engineer

Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Donald Slack, Agricultural Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agricultural management and education.

Since 2006, Dr. Slack has been the Cecil H. Miller Endowed Chair and a professor of watershed management at the University of Arizona. He has been with the university since 1984 and has worked in a variety of roles. He has previously taught at the University of Kentucky and the University of Minnesota. He started his career as an assistant civil engineer for the City of Los Angeles in 1965.

The same year he started working as an assistant civil year, Dr. Slack graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering. He continued at the University of Kentucky to receive a Master of Science in agricultural engineering in 1968. Following this, Dr. Slack earned a PhD in agricultural engineering from the institution.

In addition to his career in teaching, Dr. Slack has contributed as a member of the Middle-East and Mediterranean Desert Development Program since 1997. He has been on the advisory team for Cearan Foundation for Meteorology and Hydrology since 1995. In 1992, he became a member of The World Bank. In addition, he has been a member of the Portek International Pte Ltd since 1989 and the Desert Agricultural Technology Systems for the City of Tucson since 1985. Dr. Slack has also consulted and been a part of numerous research groups and projects. Furthermore, he has contributed to articles and professional journals within his field.

Highlighting his career, Dr. Slack has received accolades and distinctions for his work. In 2016, he received the Premio Nacional de Riego y Drenaje from El Colegio Mexicano de Ingeneros en Irricagión, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. In 2014, Dr. Slack received the Award of Excellence in Global Education. He has also been named an Administrator of the Year at the University of Arizona in 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2013. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers recognized Dr. Slack with the Kishida International Award. Dr. Slack has been recognized by Top Industry Leaders. More information can be found about Dr. Slack on his website: and

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