Bridget Shultz Hired as Regional Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

February 5, 2024, 9:57 am | Andrea Welchans

Bridget Shultz.AMES, Iowa – Bridget Shultz has accepted the position of regional director with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serving Butler, Bremer, Buchanan and Fayette counties in northeast Iowa. She begins the position Feb. 19. As regional director, Shultz will provide administrative leadership to county extension office staff and guidance to county extension councils.

Currently Shultz is director of TRIO Student Support Services and an academic advisor at North Iowa Area Community College. Her previous experience includes serving as a product/training development specialist at Hawkeye Community College, a lecturer at Wartburg College and a program coordinator at University of Northern Iowa. She also has experience as an admissions counselor and recruitment specialist at The Art Institutes International, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Bridget’s experience in higher education, budget management, grant writing and staff supervision are a good fit for the role of a regional director,” said Andrea Welchans, assistant vice president with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We congratulate Bridget and welcome her to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.”

Shultz received an Associate of Arts in general studies from North Iowa Area Community College. She received her bachelor's in general communication and master's in communication education from University of Northern Iowa.

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of the federal Cooperative Extension Service — a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, including Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serving communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.

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