Feb. 10, 2011

Five finalists named in search for next VP for extension and outreach

Five candidates for the position of Vice President for Extension and Outreach will interview on campus during the time period Feb. 14-March 1. The candidates are:

  • Michael Gray, professor and interim assistant dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Cathann Kress, senior policy analyst and program lead for military community and family policy in the Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • Gerald Miller, interim vice president for extension and outreach and interim director of the Cooperative Extension Service at Iowa State University
  • A. Scott Reed, vice provost for university outreach and engagement at Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Michael Schmitt, senior associate dean for University of Minnesota Extension and associate director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

More information about the candidates is available from their vitas, which have been posted on the search website.

As previously announced, their campus interviews will include meetings with a variety of stakeholders and an open forum with the university community. The open forums may be viewed live online via ISU Extension's Adobe Connect system and also will be archived for viewing after March 1.

All five open forums will be held in 1951 Food Sciences (an auditorium). Dates and times are as follows:

  • Gerald Miller, Iowa State University, Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • A. Scott Reed, Oregon State University, Feb. 17, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Michael Schmitt, University of Minnesota, Feb. 22, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Michael Gray, University of Illinois, Feb. 24, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Cathann Kress, U.S. Department of Defense, March 1, 3-4:30 p.m.