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Personnel Notes – October 2016   arrow


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 and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

 No awards reported this month.


As of October 4, 2016

The Personnel Directory is updated as of October 4, 2016. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on:  Then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

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


 Adams County
Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development-School Enrichment/After School, #23-16
This position is being advertised with a deadline of October 13.

Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #TBD
Janet Benavente has announced her retirement effective October 15. This position is under review.

Boulder, Denver, Larimer & Weld Counties
Nutrition Program Supervisor, #17-16
Laura Yergler has accepted the position and starts on October 3. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in human nutrition and dietetics in May 2008, Summa Cum Laude, from Southern Illinois University. She is a registered dietician and has worked for Tri County Health in the WIC Clinic.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, (.75 FTE), #22-16
This position is being advertised with a deadline of September 30.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #TBD
This position is under review.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #18-16
This search ended without a hire and will be re-advertised as #26-16.

Jefferson County
Colorado Master Gardener Coordinator, (.50% Time), #24-16
This position is being advertised with a deadline of October 25.

Larimer County
Family Leadership Training Institute, Site Coordinator, #19-16
This position is closed. Interviews have been extended to September 30.


Pueblo County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #20-16
This search is closed. Interviews will be held October 11.

Southeast Area-Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture/Natural Resources, #21-16
The search committee is reviewing applications.


Archuleta County
Extension Director, #TBD
Roberta Tolan has changed her retirement date. No opening is available at this time.

Tri River Area
Area Extension Agent, Agronomy, Entomology, #27-16
Bob Hammon is retiring March, 2017. This position is underway and will be advertised soon.


CSU Campus
State Director, 4-H Youth Development, #25-16
This position is under review. Advertising should begin soon.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at

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Donald Schoderbek

Name: Donald Schoderbek
Title: Regional Extension Specialist, Range, Peaks & Plains Region
Location: Sterling Engagement Center
Date of Hire: July 2016

Personal Information:I am from the Four Corners, born in Farmington NM. For fun, I enjoy playing my mandolin, as well as woodworking and creating metal art. I have a side interest in natural history and soils, and enjoy prospecting for fossils. I also collect license plates. My wife and I have a 1-year-old son.

Job Experience: I worked a lot of jobs when I was in Las Cruces NM, mostly farm/ranch labor or as a tech in the various labs on campus. Following that, I was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. There I worked primarily in the field (summer) and in the range soils lab (over winter). Also, I taught a range science 300-level lab.

2012 B.S. Range Science at New Mexico State University. Minor is geology.