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Sept. 6, 1996

Stan Johnson is Iowa State's next extension leader

by Steve Jones
Stanley Johnson, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), was named vice provost for extension last week. The appointment begins Sept. 15.

"This is a very exciting opportunity to help Iowa State University be better connected to the people of Iowa and to others in the United States and around the world," Johnson said.

The vice provost for extension plays a major role in coordinating and administering ISU's outreach effort, working closely with the provost, vice provost for research and college deans to integrate that effort with teaching and research programs.

"Stan Johnson is an outstanding choice to lead extension into the 21st century," said President Martin Jischke. "He is an energetic, innovative and visionary leader, and he has been very successful nationally and internationally in the areas of agricultural policy and development, which are extremely important to Iowa's future."

The vice provost vacancy was created when Robert Anderson resigned to teach in the electrical and computer engineering department.

"Dr. Stanley Johnson emerged as the candidate of choice in the search for a vice provost for extension," said Provost John Kozak. "His national, and indeed international, experience in understanding and facilitating agricultural and rural development were recognized by the main constituencies with which he interacted during his interview."

A professor of economics, Johnson has directed CARD since 1985. He also has served, since 1984, as executive director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, an ISU-University of Missouri collaboration.

Since 1989, Johnson has chaired the Institute for Policy Reform, a policy research institute based in Washington, D.C.

Johnson received a B.A. (1961) from Western Illinois University, Macomb; an M.S. (1962) from Texas Technological College, Lubbock; and a Ph.D. (1966) from Texas A&M University, College Station. All degrees are in agricultural economics.

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