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.

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