Mondak Named ANR Extension Assistant Director

AMES, Iowa—John Lawrence, director, Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), announced the selection of Dr. Chris Mondak as the ANR Extension assistant director. Prior to starting this position on July 6, Mondak served as the ISU Extension dairy specialist in northwest Iowa; a position she held since 2000. She was a veterinarian in Minnesota and Wisconsin before coming to Iowa State.

As ANR Extension assistant director, Mondak will work with Lawrence to coordinate new program development initiatives and develop the Federal Plan of Work and reporting. “Chris brings excellent communication and team building skills to this position, as well as a field perspective,” said Lawrence.

“She will be instrumental in coordinating the development of program initiatives and issue teams that include other extension program areas and various campus departments and colleges," he said. "Her first-hand knowledge of Iowans’ needs, and ability to listen and hear those needs will be essential as we continue to fulfill the land-grant mission.”

Due to current renovation in Curtiss Hall, Mondak will temporarily have an office at 2019 Agronomy Hall. She can be reached at; messages may be left at 515-294-7801 until her office phone is connected. ANR Extension administration and the dairy team will evaluate the needs of the dairy industry in northwest Iowa as they make decisions about the dairy specialist position previously held by Mondak.



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