Human Sciences Associate Dean and Director Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tandalayo Kidd as Associate Dean and Director for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, effective September 16, 2024. Dr. Kidd brings successful leadership experience and a strong vision for working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and partners to move Human Sciences Extension and Outreach forward. Her varied educational experiences and commitment to innovative programs make her a strong advocate for excellence. I am confident that Dr. Kidd will provide exemplary leadership for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. A news release will go out to the university community in the coming days.

We want to thank Dr. Sarah Francis for her leadership as Interim Associate Dean and Director for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.  Dr. Francis will continue to serve on the Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty.  Dr. Deb Sellers will serve as Interim Associate Dean and Director for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach effective July 8 and until Dr. Kidd begins her appointment on September 16, 2024.  

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Kidd and supporting her in this leadership role and thanking Dr. Francis and Dr. Sellers for their service to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Best,
Jason Henderson
Vice President for Extension and Outreach