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  • By Laura Stephenson  September 24, 2019

    We are excited to announce that three newly-created positions with UK Extension have been posted. These three regional director positions will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Extension operations in one region. The positions will foster teamwork and communication throughout the...

  • By Laura Stephenson  September 20, 2019

    We are embarking on a new administrative structure that will include three regional extension directors to serve the state. We have received permission to move forward with the hiring process. The job announcements for the three positions will be posted next week. The actual county...

  • By Laura Stephenson  September 20, 2019

    Two options for the administrative structure of UK Extension have been shared. An overview of the models is available here. We are moving methodically, but quickly, toward a solution that will guide us going forward. We need input from Extension personnel and stakeholders. 

    Both models use...

  • By Laura Stephenson  September 16, 2019

    The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment engaged TEConomy Partners, LLC to examine the current Extension administrative structure and advise on how county-level management might be deployed most effectively. The company was chosen based upon previous work with Extension nationally and...

  • By Faculty/Specialist Team  September 12, 2019

    The Extension Faculty and Specialist Transition Team met September 9, 2019. The team read and discussed a consulting firm review of the current University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension administrative structure. Discussion then focused on two potential administrative structure models. The...

  • By Agent Transition Team  September 8, 2019

    The Extension Agent Transition Team met September 6, 2019. The team read and discussed a consulting firm review of the current University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service administrative structure and recommendations provided by the consultants. Focus then shifted to discussion of two...

  • By Laura Stephenson  September 5, 2019

    A transition team comprised of Extension faculty, specialists and associates has been named to provide feedback and suggestions on initiatives including campus support for county programming, partnerships to enhance Extension impact, and communications with clientele, partners and internal...

  • By Cooperative Extension Service  August 6, 2019

    An agent transition team has been named to provide feedback and suggestions on many current initiatives including university/county program collaboration, a structural reorganization and implementation of the community needs assessments. This team will work closely with Laura Stephenson,...

  • By Administrative Transition Team  August 5, 2019

    The Extension Administrative Transition Team met August 5-6, 2019 to discuss administrative structure change for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The two-day meeting agenda focused on:

    Options for a new administrative system utilizing areas and regionsPotential job...
  • By Administrative Transition Team  July 10, 2019

    The Extension Administrative Transition Team held an initial meeting July 10, 2019. Discussions focused on a consulting firm review of the current University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service administrative structure and recommendations provided by the consultants. The team is early in...