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The traditional Extension Focus newsletter has been retired. It’s been replaced by a new blog, the Extension Voice. Items will be added as they are received, rather than on a set publication schedule. As in the past, critical items will still be sent ES-ALL to make sure no one misses them.


ANR Director Search Resumes

Candidates for the position of Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit Director will be on campus for presentations and interviews on December 14-15. Learn more about the candidates and search.


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Please reserve September 19-21 for our 2017 Annual Conference.


Clark Named Head of 4-H Youth Development

Brent Brent Clark Clark has been named director of the West Virginia 4-H Youth Development program unit, effective July 1.

Dean Steve Bonanno made the announcement on June 9.

A native of Princeton, West Virginia and a longtime 4-H’er, Brent has been with a part of Extension faculty for more than 14 years and has served as interim program director since October of last year.

Brent received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Bluefield College and earned a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University.

“Our statewide 4-H unit plays a critical role in helping West Virginia youths grow and become leaders within their communities, a mission that helps support a brighter future in West Virginia,” said Bonanno. “Brent will focus on researching new ways to reach West Virginia youths and will look critically at our 4-H programs to see how we can continue to help address the needs of our state for years to come.”


Michael Named Head of CEWD

David Tony Michael “Tony” Michael will become director of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development program unit, effective July 1.

Michael has been on faculty in Extension’s Institute for Labor Studies and Research program for more than 14 years, and has been the program leader of ILSR for 8 years.

During his announcement on June 2, Dean Steve Bonanno said, ” Tony will focus on developing collaborations to ensure Extension’s programs are available to the widest extent possible.”

The Talcott, West Virginia native holds a master’s degree from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and a juris doctor from the WVU College of Law.

Learn more from WVUtoday.