The search for the new Extension associate dean for youth development is underway. Earlier this summer, I appointed a search committee: Jon Brekke, 4-H Foundation Board; Tamie Bremseth, 4-H program leader; Pat Morreim, regional director; Deb Moore, associate director Youth Work Institute; Pat Jirik, 4-H educator; Ann Nordby, web manager; Eli Sagor, natural resources educator; and chair, Karen Shirer, associate dean for family development.
The search committee has completed work on the position description which is now posted online. Please take a minute to read the description and encourage qualified applicants to apply online. The committee will begin reviewing applications this fall and our plan is to have a new associate dean in place by January 2012. In the meantime, I will continue to meet with the Extension Youth Development leadership team to ensure a smooth transition during this time of change.