During the 1980’s, the turfgrass breeding program started to expand under the direction of Dr. C. Reed Funk.
Rutgers started the Center for Turfgrass Science.
Dr. Bruce B. Clarke became Director of the Center for Turfgrass Science
Dr. Meyer started serving as Director of the Turfgrass Breeding Project at Cook College, Rutgers University. The previous 21 years after graduate school were spent as a commercial turfgrass breeder and Corporate President in Oregon.