Adriane Carlson Named New Regional Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

November 21, 2018, 11:47 am | Robert Dodds, Cindy Gannon

Adriane Carlson.AMES, Iowa – Adriane Carlson has accepted a regional director position with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She will serve Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy and Tama counties in Region 9 effective Dec. 26. As regional director, Carlson will provide leadership to county extension councils and oversee delivery of regional educational programs that align with needs of the region.
Carlson currently works as a student services specialist and family and at-risk student support coordinator for the Waterloo Community School District. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, teaching graduate level classes in the social services department. Prior to her current position, she served as assistant director of the Family and Children’s Council of Black Hawk County.
“We are so pleased Adriane has accepted the role as regional director. As an educator, Adriane has had over 16 years of experience in organizational leadership, human services, parent education and working to build community resource collaborations and partnerships in addition to administrative responsibilities. She brought change and transformation that align with the goals and mission of ISU Extension and Outreach,” said Bob Dodds, assistant vice president for county services with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We congratulate and welcome her to her new role with ISU Extension and Outreach.”
Carlson has received several certifications in the field of education. Waterloo Community School District named her the 2016 Employee of the Year. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier selected her as one of the “Top 20 under 40,” a designation that honors outstanding young leaders in the Cedar Valley region who are making a difference in their work and personal lives to make the area a better place.
Carlson received a bachelor’s degree in family service from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, Des Moines.

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