Board of Directors

The Excellence in Extension board composition is a 5-member board, consisting of representatives from each of the program units plus one ex-officio member. One representative is from the Extension and Outreach Professional Development Committee (to help align professional development priorities). The role of the Board includes: long-range planning, reviewing finances, raising funds, marketing grant opportunities, and evaluating the grant program.

Any staff member of ISU Extension and Outreach, including members holding joint appointments, is eligible for appointment to the Board. The Board can appoint committees. Terms of appointment for members shall be three years beginning July 1 of each year. Board members may serve a maximum of two successive three-year terms. Ex-officio members are not limited to specific terms of appointment.

Carol Ehlers (Community and Economic Development) 

824 Flindt Dr
Storm Lake, IA 50588-3208                                                                                                                                                                                                                  712-732-5056

Ron Lenth (Ag & Natural Resources)

720 7th Ave SW
Tripoli, IA 50676-9602
319-882-4275

Jeff Macomber (County Services)

28059 Fairground Rd.
Adel, IA 50003
515-993-4281

Dawn Dunnegan (Human Sciences)

127 N. Main
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
319-385-8126

Heather Peterson  (Extension Finance)

2280 Beardshear
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2103

Natasha Neal (Advancement)

1950 SE Greentree Drive
Waukee, IA 50263
515-494-9225

Alison DePenning (Professional Development)

Extension 4-H Building 1259 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011
515-294-7033

Carol Heaverlo (Director of Operations)

1110C Ext 4-H
1259 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1002                                                                                                                                                                                                                            515-294-1650