AMES, Iowa – Michelle Sackville has been hired as a regional director with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serving Pocahontas, Humboldt, Webster and Hamilton counties in north central Iowa. She begins the position Aug. 2. As regional director, Sackville will provide administrative leadership to county extension offices that meet legal obligations of the extension districts and oversee delivery of educational programs that align with the needs of the area.
Sackville is currently serving as county director for ISU Extension and Outreach Franklin County. She also serves as a trainer for Child Care Resource and Referral in northeast Iowa. She previously has owned and operated a flower shop from 2015 to 2017 and a preschool from 2001 to 2008. Prior to that, she was a family child care provider. Early in her career, she was director of training for College Enterprises Inc. in California. She stays involved in many community organizations.
“As Franklin County director, Michelle has had much experience in staff development, managing a county budget, and partnership collaboration. We are pleased she has accepted the role of regional director,” said Andrea Nelson, assistant vice president with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We congratulate and welcome her to her new role with ISU Extension and Outreach.”
Sackville received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in management and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa in strategic communications and online teaching graduate certificate.
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.
For more information about ISU Extension and Outreach, visit www.extension.iastate.edu or contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Pocahontas, Humboldt, Webster or Hamilton County.
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