Role of Regional Directors

Regional directors provide leadership, vision and coaching to county extension councils and staff to meet the programmatic, legal and financial needs of the system. Their work strengthens the partnership between Iowa State University and county extension districts resulting in improved institutional outreach and higher quality of life for all Iowans.

View the Regional Director Map to view contact information and biographies for regional directors.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Regional Directors












Regional Directors Group Photo - Summer 2017

Front row left to right:  Jeff Macomber, Andrea Nelson, Assistant Vice President County Services Bob Dodds, Interim Vice President of ISU Extension and Outreach John Lawrence, Janet Smith, Sherry McGill, Rich Wrage, Terry Janssen, Kraig Tweed, Paul Mariman, Carol LaFaver. Back row left to right:  Terry Torneten, Donovan Olson, Jerry Chizek, Nathan Crane, Sue Henderson, Cheryl Heronemus, Alan Ladd, Gene Mohling, Bill Arndorfer, Jim Harken, Bryan Whaley.