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Extension21 – Support Modernization for Virginia Cooperative Extension

Part 1 of a 2-part series on program support projects happening in Virginia and Pennsylvania. If interested, also plan to participate in Part 2 on November 9th, Not your father’s Extension! The transformation of an organizational model. Audience: Extension directors, administrators, communication professionals, program teams and anyone else interested.

Extension21 - Virginia Cooperative Extension has begun a four-year modernization initiative aimed at improving its program support infrastructure to better meet the needs of our Extension professionals, and address the expectations of our clientele. Extension21 will help position the organization for its role in meeting the program support needs of a 21st century educational organization.

Our presenter is Neal Vines. Neal is the Director of Information Technology for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. He directs the central college IT unit which provides IT services to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed academic colleges at the university. As Director he provides leadership for information technology initiatives, strategic planning and budgeting for the college. He represents the college on university and national committees. In addition to his IT director responsibilities, he serves as the chair of the university IT Council. He has been an IT professional for over 30 years, having served as Extension IT director at Virginia Tech, and college IT director at Purdue and Penn State universities before returning to Virginia Tech in 2014.

Created by Beth Raney

7 Comments

Excellent!

Thumb_nmears2_pp Nancy Mears

about 1 year ago

So interested. WVU Extension is just getting some of these things underway. Hoping to learn from others.

Avatar_placeholder Lauren Weatherford

about 1 year ago

Glad you are able to join!

Thumb_jill_vertical_shot Jill Heemstra

about 1 year ago

Denise Retzleff - University Wisconsin-Extension

Avatar_placeholder Denise Retzleff

about 1 year ago

Looks good - will this be recorded?

Avatar_placeholder Celeste Carmichael

about 1 year ago

Celeste, Yes, we plan to record it. The recording link will be added here in a day or two probably. If you click the box to "Follow" the event, and have your notifications set, you should get an email notification when the link has been added! :)

Thumb_beth_nov2014 Beth Raney

about 1 year ago

Yes, come back here within a few days to get the recording link.

Thumb_jill_vertical_shot Jill Heemstra

about 1 year ago

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