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Candidates Selected to Interview for Associate Dean, Center for Youth Development

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Four candidates have been selected to interview for the position of Associate Dean, Center for Youth Development.  The candidate seminars will be presented on the St. Paul campus, Room 401, Coffey Hall. All Extension staff are invited to attend via UMConnect.

During the seminars, each candidate will be requested to respond to the following:  "The Extension Center for Youth Development plays an important role in youth programming, teaching, research, scholarship and partnership building.  As we move further into the second decade of the 21st century, many youth serving organizations are facing unprecedented funding challenges while at the same time being required to show their effectiveness.  What is your vision for the Extension Center for Youth Development for the next five years given the constraints we are facing?"

Seminar candidates, dates and times:

  • Jill A. Pinkney Pastrana, current department chair and associate professor, Department of Education Studies, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. (Read more: U of WI staff profile)
    Seminar:  Wednesday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.
  • Angela M. Eilers, current vice president of Academic Outcomes, Sophia Learning.  (Read more: online bio)
    Seminar:  Wednesday, January 25, 2:45 p.m.
  • Willie B. Dean, current president/CEO, YMCA, Arlington, Texas.  (Read more: YMCA staff profile)
    Seminar:  Thursday, January 26, 11:15 a.m.
  • Dorothy McCargo Freeman, current state 4-H leader & assistant director, Extension Center for Youth Development.   (Read more: ESP National bio)
    Seminar:  Friday, January 27, 11:15 a.m.

You may provide feedback to the search committee no later than January 27 by requesting a feedback form from Naaz Babvani,, Extension Human Resources. 

Leslee Mason
Human Resources Director

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