Extension News

Borich Named to ISU Extension Communities and Economic Development Post

4/25/2005

AMES, Iowa –-- Timothy O. Borich has been named director of the Iowa State University Extension to Communities and Economic Development program

“"We're pleased Tim has accepted this position,"” said Stanley Johnson, vice provost for ISU Extension. “"Because of his experience with the university and ISU Extension, he has already built strong relationships and partnerships with Extension staff and organizations and leaders throughout Iowa."

Borich will lead Extension's newly restructured Communities and Economic Development program. The program focuses on community economic development, community visioning and applications of large-scale landscape management in development, and community government and governance through formal and non-governmental organizations.

Borich has served as associate dean for research and outreach in the ISU College of Design since 2001 and will continue to serve in that position. He is an associate professor and extension specialist in community and regional planning and has been with ISU Extension since 1979.

He received his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, his master's degree from the University of South Dakota and his doctorate from Iowa State University.

Extension provides research-based information and education for agriculture and natural resources, business and industry, communities and economic development, families and 4-H youth development, as well as continuing education through off-campus credit courses, degree programs, service-learning programs, noncredit conferences and seminars, and educational materials.

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Contacts :
Stanley Johnson, Vice Provost for Extension, (515) 294-6192, vpforext@iastate.edu
Timothy O. Borich, Director, Extension to Communities and Economic Development, (515) 294-0220, borich@iastate.edu
Laura Sternweis, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu