WVU Extension Service

Dean/Director Candidate Information

The top four candidates for the position of WVU Extension Dean/Director were invited for campus visits. Read more about Daney Jackson, Dave Ivan, Steven Bonanno and Beverly Coberly here.

According to Provost Joyce McConnell, a top priority of these visits was connecting each of the finalist candidates with Extension constituents and stakeholders.

Candidates spent two days in Morgantown. They met with administration, faculty and staff on the main campus and traveled to Jackson’s Mill for a tour and a forum with Extension constituents. Each candidate gave a presentation on the main campus that was broadcast live for the benefit of WVU Extension faculty, staff and constituents around the state.


Garden Calendar Resources Still Available

GC2015 The WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar is one of our most popular publications. In fact, we print nearly 85,000 copies each year.

Many agents use the calendar as a way to connect with their community leaders, attaching a personal note about the importance of their work in the community. However you choose to use the Garden Calendar, here is a list of resources that might help you spread the word.


Extension’s Inclement Weather Policy

snowy road Snowy weather brings questions about when, or if, to close an Extension office. Please refer to the WVU Extension Inclement Weather Policy for answers to your questions.





Children on Campus Training

West ChldrenOnCampus Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 49 is concerned with protecting the safety of any person under the age of 18 on WVU’s premises or those involved in University-sponsored programs at all geographic locations. It provides guidance on reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect, guidelines for appropriate supervision of children, and ensures that WVU and its divisional campuses comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the employment of children.

All WVU Extension employees are required to take the WVU Children on Campus Training and online quiz, prior to December 31, 2014. County-paid employees are strongly encouraged to take the training and quiz as well.

Children on Campus Training Workbook

Online Quiz

Note: although the quiz tells you to send a copy of the certificate to your supervisor, you should send it directly to Kim Suder in Extension Human Resources.

In addition, any volunteer who will be serving as a chaperone or overnight counselor must complete the training and quiz, and provide their certificate. Each volunteer must also have a background check before the event. If you have questions about volunteer requirements, contact Susan England-Lord. for assistance.


As StateJournal our year-long Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary celebration winds to a close, Steve Bonanno extended WVU Extension’s thanks to the people of West Virginia in an article in The State Journal. Read more


Gee shares big ideas for WVU, its partners

gee-speech In his first State of the University address on the Morgantown campus in some 30 years, President Gordon Gee unveiled “big” ideas to propel WVU and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force. WVU Extension people and programs – and Gee’s 55- county tour – were featured prominently in his speech and in the accompanying video. Read more…