Five eCourse packages covering the actual process of producing accessible digital documents are available for purchase from the Extension Store, according to Kristi Elmore and Rachel Tendall with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Andrea Nelson has been named to the Iowa State Fair Board. She will represent Iowa State University and ISU President Wendy Wintersteen. Nelson is assistant vice president for county services with ISU Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering four new publications that address digital accessibility language, standards, laws and sustainable business models. The publications are appropriate for organizations that are beginning their accessibility journey and are available to download for free from the Extension Store.
Brenda Allen has been selected as the manager of the professional development unit for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach effective Nov. 23.
After an internal search, Carol Heaverlo has been selected as the director of extension operations with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach effective Sept. 8. Heaverlo will provide leadership to ISU Extension and Outreach support units and strengthen ties to program units and county services.
Throughout the state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are beginning to reopen to the public. Some offices already are fully open to the public, some are open by appointment only and others are preparing to reopen. Iowans should contact their county office for information about local reopening plans.
Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen has been selected to receive the 2020 National Ruby Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honor society for extension professionals.
Sarah Merrifield has been hired to fill a new regional director position with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Jennifer Vit has been hired as executive director for the Iowa Extension Council Association. She begins the position July 1 and will be located in Duncombe.
Katharinna Bain has been hired to fill a new regional director position with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Beginning June 1, Bain will serve as director for Region 19, covering Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington counties.