Boal Mansion Museum appoints new director

Robert Cameron, of Boalsburg, has been named director of the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, according to a news release from the museum.

Cameron is an adjunct professor at Penn State, teaching courses in engineering, horticulture, landscape architecture and sustainable technologies and has taught environmental courses at Penn College in Williamsport.

From 1995 to 2005, he was president and CEO of Olde Cloverleaf Village near Danville. Prior to that, for 21 years, he was a vice president of Tenneco Inc. in Chicago, directing the company’s environmental, health, safety, and technical research group, the release said.

Cameron has degrees from Penn State in microbiology and animal sciences, with minors in chemistry and geology. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Houston and recently returned to Penn State to work toward a doctorate in plant sciences.

Cameron replaces CEO Christopher Lee, who resigned in February.

The museum opens on May 1.