ISU Extension News

Extension Communications
3614 Administrative Services Building
Ames, Iowa 50011-3614
(515) 294-9915


Stanley R. Johnson, vice provost for ISU Extension, (515) 294-6192,
Sherry Glenn, interim associate vice provost for ISU Extension, (515) 294-7024,
Del Marks, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9807,

Bill Tysseling Appointed Director of Continuing Education and Communication Services for ISU Extension

AMES, Iowa--William R. (Bill) Tysseling, an educator, administrator and lawyer from California's Silicon Valley, has been appointed director of Iowa State University Extension's programming in Continuing Education and Communication Services (CECS).

Tysseling will assume his new duties on July 1, Stanley R. Johnson, ISU Extension vice provost, announced today. Tysseling will be responsible for ISU Extension's conference services, off-campus credit courses, communication services, information technology and materials distribution center.

Before coming to ISU, Tysseling served as director of the business and management department at University of California Santa Cruz Extension. In that role, he managed an administrative staff of 14 and a contract faculty of 150, offering 22 certificate and awards programs with nearly 9,000 annual enrollments. He directed an extensive marketing effort for those programs and developed relationships with corporations such as Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Intel, Genentech and Wells Fargo Bank.

Tysseling also served as executive director of a nonprofit economic development corporation and has assisted nonprofit corporations with strategic planning, finance, board operations and organizational development. He has written more than 200 business plans as well as successful grant applications to governmental agencies and foundations.

The search for a new director was conducted by a committee of the broad range of clients that interact with CECS. Sherry Glenn, co-chair of the committee, said all members are "excited about the unique skills Bill brings to the position. His previous knowledge of ISU and Ames are definitely a plus. He also has worked in various conference and continuing education venues enabling him to bring some fresh new ideas to ISU Extension."

Among Tysseling's first activities at ISU will be finalizing the move in fall 2003 into the new Extension/4-H Building located at the corner of Stange Road and 13th Street. His office will be in this new location along with other CECS administrators and the ISU Extension educational materials unit.

Tysseling was born in Ames and graduated from Ames High School. He received a B.A. in economics from DePauw University and a law degree from the University of Iowa. He practiced law in Ames from 1972 to 1989 as the founding member of the firm of Tysseling, White and Zaffarano.


ml: igoldc

Editors: A black and white photo, suitable for publication, is available at right. Click on the thumbnail photo to go to the fullsized photo. The fullsize photo is 44K.

Caption: Bill Tysseling

Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

News Menu | ISU Extension