West Virginia University is searching for dean/director of Extension Service “who will develop and communicate a compelling and contemporary vision” for the University’s third-largest unit.

Maryanne Reed, dean of the Reed College of Media, will chair the 14-member screening committee. The dean/director will report to Joyce McConnell, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“WVU is extremely proud of Extension Service’s accomplishments and contributions to the state and is looking for a leader who will understand the significance of Extension to the state and its citizens,” McConnell said.

Other members of the screening committee are:

• Laurie Andress, assistant dean, WVU Public Health Practice and Workforce Development.
• Keith A. Butcher, superintendent, Nicholas County Schools.
Mark Fullen, interim director, WVU Extension Community, Economic and Workforce Development, program leader, WVU Extension Safety and Health.
• Jamie Kinsey, owner/operator, Kinsey Oak Front Farms, Flemington, WV (class of ‘01, ‘03).
• Paul Martinelli, program manager, Knapp Hall Extension Service Building supervisor.
Margaret Miltenberger, 4-H and family extension agent, Mineral County Extension.
• Jessie Momen, business planning officer, WVU Extension.
• Shawn Morgan, treasurer, Harrison County 4-H Leaders Association
Kelly Nix, extension specialist, WVU Community Resources and Economic Development.
Dan Robison, dean, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
• Denis Scott, 4-H extension agent, Global Education and Civic Engagement, WVU Extension 4-H.
Lauren Weatherford, extension agent, Fayette/Nicholas County Extension.
Jennifer Williams, program director, WVU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The position is posted here. Review of applications will begin Oct. 1. The university will be employing a search firm for this national search. Search firm proposals will be reviewed by the provost’s office.



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