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About This Process

We are committed to meeting community needs by delivering research-based outreach programs. A comprehensive Extension review and recent administrative structure analysis have documented a need for administrative changes. Dr. Laura Stephenson, who assumed the position of Extension Director on August 1, 2019, is working with a series of transition teams to conceptualize and implement a new administrative structure. This website is designed to share updates of this process. New information will be posted as the teams meet and work.

Administrative Structure

Transition Updates

Area Directors Announced

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is committed to meeting community needs through the delivery of research-based outreach programs. We connect the University to communities across the state through local Extension offices and county-based staff. Through a comprehensive process initiated in July 2019, a new administrative structure has been designed. Significant budget reductions occurring during the COVID-19 crisis have led to modifications to the initial plans. As we work to implement a revised administrative structure, we welcome your questions and comments. Please share your feedback by clicking the link below:

Feedback Form

Regional and Area Map

Structure Overview - New administrative structure overview

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's regarding the new administrative structure

Area Director Job Description

2016 Audit Report - Findings from UK Internal Audit

2018 Audit Report - Findings from UK Internal Audit

TEConomy Executive Summary Report

Overview of Proposed Models