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Ladd Is ISU Extension Director for Region 17

Alan Ladd

Note to media editors: This is an update to a story first released June 23. There has been a change in extension education director for Region 17.


AMES, Iowa – There has been a change in the Iowa State University Extension regional education director position for Region 17 due to an error in the hiring process. Alan Ladd will begin duties of regional director on Aug. 1, according to Jack Payne, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach. 

Region 17 includes Harrison, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page counties. As regional director, Ladd will work with county staff and councils, and ISU Extension staff to reach beyond county borders and plan programming around common priority issues.

Ladd comes to the regional position having served most recently as area extension education director in southwest Iowa. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry, a master’s degree in adult and occupational education, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University.

The regional director position was created by the ISU Extension restructuring plan as a way to facilitate an issue-based approach to delivering ISU Extension programming and resources. Ladd will work directly with the county extension council members to meet their legal obligations as an elected body. He will work with councils and extension program specialists to identify new ways to work across county borders and provide educational programming that addresses issues of most significance, and evaluate the results of multi-county and regional efforts.


Contacts :

Jack Payne, Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach, (515) 294-4603, jpayne@iastate.edu

Sherry Glenn, Director of Field Operations, (515) 294-0013, sglenn@iastate.edu

Alan Ladd (high resolution photo)