Search for UF/IFAS Dean for Extension and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
J. Scott Angle, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources
I am pleased to announce the search committee for UF/IFAS Dean for Extension and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Dr. Elaine Turner, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will serve as chair of the committee. Audrey Gainey, director of talent acquisition and onboarding, UF Human Resources, will serve as the search consultant for the committee.
The search committee includes the following:
Chimay Anunma, Dean and
Professor, College of Design, Construction and Planning
Marcus Boston, County Extension Director and Extension Agent IV, Leon County
Bradley Burbaugh, County Extension Director and Extension Agent II, Volusia County
Lisa Conti, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Science Office, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Edward “Gilly” Evans, Director, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center and Professor of Food and Resource Economics
Jason Ferrell, Director, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and Professor of Agronomy
Michael Gutter, Associate Dean, UF/IFAS Extension and Associate Professor of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
Lisa House, Chair and Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department
Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, Extension Agent III, Pinellas County
Maia McGuire, Associate Program Leader, UF/IFAS Extension and Extension Agent IV, Florida Sea Grant
Melissa McKinlay, Palm Beach County Commissioner
Kevin Morgan, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Anita Neal, Southeast District Extension Director and Extension Agent IV
Holly Ober, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Kenneth Parker, Executive Director, Florida Strawberry Growers Association
Vonda Richardson, Director, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension
Karla Shelnutt, Associate Professor, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Shannon Shepp, Executive Director, Florida Department of Citrus
Bryan Unruh, Associate Center Director, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center and Professor of Environmental Horticulture
Nicole Walker, County Extension Director and Extension Agent III, Polk County
We expect the final stage of the process will include a set of public finalists who will meet with a variety of stakeholders throughout the university.
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