Senior Director Chad Higgins

Chad Higgins

Chad Higgins
Senior Director
Extension and Outreach
2280 Beardshear
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1650



Chad Higgins is the senior director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He coordinates ISU Extension and Outreach program units on campus and guides program implementation throughout our 100 county offices.

Professional Experience

Before coming to ISU Extension and Outreach, Chad served as education and development manager and research pathfinder at West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He previously worked as an associate professor, department director of research, and state curriculum specialist with West Virginia University Extension Service’s Division of 4-H Youth Development.
Chad also served the state of Louisiana as an extension evaluation and curriculum specialist and has additional professional experience at the Louisiana Department of Education and Idaho State University, as well as experience in secondary education.


Chad received his bachelor’s degree in history from Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, his M.Ed in secondary education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his Ph.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development in the College of Agriculture.