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AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED 

Notification of awards received is taken monthly from a CSU Sponsored Programs report. If you are the recipient(s) of an award(s) that did not go through Sponsored Programs, please email Susan Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

There were no new awards for this issue.

The Personnel Directory is updated as of February 12, 2018. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to http://extension.colostate.edu/staff-directory/ then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last pages of this newsletter.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of February 12, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #08-18
Interviews will be held March 7 & 8.

Boulder County
Extension Director, #16-18
This position will be advertised soon.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, #TBD
Kim Morrison resigned the position effective February 6. The position is under review.

Douglas County
Extension Director, #TBD
The position is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #03-18
Interviews will be held February 22 & 23.

Larimer County
Extension Director, #01-18
Kerri Rollins has accepted the position effective February 19. Kerri has a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology and a Master of Science degree in recreational resources both from Colorado State University. She also has 17 years’ experience with the Larimer County open lands program.

Weld County
Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development (.45FTE), Endowed, #04-18
Elisabeth Krueger has accepted the position effective February 1. Elisabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in human dimensions of natural resources from Colorado State University.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #30-17
Shannon Auth has accepted the position effective February 19. Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in animal and poultry sciences and dairy sciences from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Recently she has held the CEO position of a pet resort in Springfield, VA.

Elbert County
Extension Director, #TBD
Sheila Kelley has announced her retirement effective March 5. The position is under review.

Fremont County
Extension Director, #TBD
Tommy Covington announced his retirement effective February 8. The position is under review.

Las Animas County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #15-18
The position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Morgan County
Extension Director, #TBD
Janice Dixon announced her retirement effective March 2. The position is under review.

Park County
Extension Director, #11-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of March 6.

Golden Plains Area

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #02-18
McKensie Harris has accepted the position effective April 1. McKensie has a Bachelor of Science in animal science from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in animal science from Texas A&M University.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #TBD
Jeff Pieper announced his resignation effective December 31. The position is under review.

Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag/Horticulture/Natural Resources, (Adult & Youth), #09-18
Interviews were held on February 7 & 8. Negotiations are underway.

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #12-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of February 27.

Jackson County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & FCS, #10-18
Interviews will be held on March 6 & 7.

Moffat County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Ag/Horticulture, #14-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 1.

Routt County
Extension Agent, FCS & 4-H Youth Development, #07-18
Libby Christensen has accepted the position effective March 1. Libby has a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies and economics from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Science in community development. She also has a Doctorate in geography, focus on agriculture, from University of California, Davis.

San Miguel/W. Montrose Counties
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, (.6FTE), #05-18
Jordan Spor has accepted the position effective February 1. Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in public accounting from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. Most recently she has held an accountant position with a construction company in Naturita, Colorado.

STATE STAFF

Colorado 4-H Foundation
Director, #06-18
Interviews will be held on February 20.

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #TBD
The position is under review.

REGIONAL STAFF

Northeast Regional Engagement Center
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #13-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of March 8

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu.


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Debbie Chapman

Name: Debbie Chapman

Title: Area Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science

Location: Otero & Crowley Counties

Date of Hire: January 2018

Personal Information: I was born in Kansas City, MO. As a child, my family lived in Butler, MO, Grand Island, NE, and Golden, CO. It was in Grand Island where I was introduced to 4-H and developed my life-long fondness for food and sewing projects. I love empowering individuals and families through my programming. In my off hours, I enjoy jeeping and camping in the mountains with my husband.

Job Experience: Prior to working in Colorado Extension, I was the Student Success Center Director at Adams State University. As an undergraduate, I developed the Summer Youth Employment & Training Program curriculum with the New Mexico State University 4-H Specialist.

Education:
1999 B. S. Family & Consumer Sciences (emphasis in Child Science), New Mexico State University
2011 M. S. Academic Advising (emphasis in Administration), Kansas State University


Claudia Meeks

Name: Claudia Meeks

Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development – Livestock

Location: Douglas County

Date of Hire: January 2018

Personal Information: I grew up in Kentucky on a small cattle and tobacco farm where I was very active in my local 4-H program. I participated in numerous 4-H projects and clubs including the horse and livestock programs. At a young age I began riding and showing horses in the hunter and western disciplines. While in high school, I started raising and exhibiting Boer goats for both market and breeding stock. In college, I competed on IHSA equestrian team and was a member of the livestock judging team. In my free time I enjoy concerts, horseback riding, fishing, learning to ski, and spending time with my dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier and a German Shorthaired Pointer.

Job Experience: Prior to joining Colorado Extension, I worked at the University of Tennessee as the State 4-H Animal Science Extension Specialist where I developed and implement state-level youth horse and livestock programs, shows, and events. I have also worked for the United States Hunter Jumper Association and the USDA Farm Service Agency.

Education:
2007 B. S. Agriculture Education, Communication, and Leadership, University of Kentucky
2011 M. S. Career, Technical, and Leadership Education, University of Kentucky


Diana Juarez Sanchez

Name: Diana Juarez Sanchez

Title: Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science

Location: Adams County

Date of Hire: January 2018

Personal Information: I’m originally from Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in Dallas, Texas. I obtained two degrees from Texas A&M University. Since then I have worked in Central American and the Caribbean on community development programs (e.g., community gardens, food insecurity).

Job Experience: Prior to working in Colorado State University Extension-Adams County, I worked as an education/training specialist at the University of Florida in the IFAS-Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program.

Education:
2012 B. S. Horticulture, Texas A&M University
216 M. S. Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, Texas A&M University