Extension News

New ISU Extension Leader Tours Iowa

Doug Cooper and Jack Payne


This article is from the Extension Connection newsletter, Spring 2006.


Jack Payne, Iowa State University’s new vice provost for extension and outreach, is going on tour.


“I’m beginning a statewide listening tour so that I can learn more about Iowa, meet with ISU Extension’s partners, business and community leaders, extension council members, agency and organization personnel and others,” he said. “I’ll be meeting with ISU Extension staff to learn more about our programs and challenges, as well.”


Payne wants to find out what Iowans expect from ISU Extension in terms of providing economic development assistance and building knowledge and skills in the state’s workforce.


“I look forward to working with Iowans on issues that will make a difference in this state,” he said.


Payne came to ISU Extension from Utah State University, where he served as vice president for university extension and director of Utah Cooperative Extension Service. Prior to that he served as national director of conservation for Ducks Unlimited Inc. He also served on the faculty at Penn State and Texas A&M.


Contact Payne at jpayne@iastate.edu.

See Doug Cooper's interview with Jack Payne on Extension's webcast archive.


Contacts :

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communication Services, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu