ISU Extension and Outreach Leadership and Organization

ISU Extension and Outreach engages Iowans with the research, educational, and technological resources of Iowa State University in partnership with federal, state, and county governments.

  • ISU Extension and Outreach Leadership Organizational Chart (August 2023)
    Our vice president reports directly to the senior vice president and provost, who reports directly to the president of Iowa State University. Our faculty and staff harness resources from the ISU colleges and campus units and 99 counties to build capacity, lead programs, and support efforts across the state.
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Collaboration Organizational Chart (November 2022)
    Our Programs, County Services, and Operations units work together and support each other as we engage all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges. ISU Extension and Outreach is committed to diversity and inclusion as we offer education, develop partnerships, and strive to serve all Iowans.

Leadership Team

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Jason Henderson

Vice President and Professor - Administration
(515) 294-6675
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Andrea Welchans

Assistant Vice President for County Services - Administration
(515) 294-0013
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Carol Heaverlo

Assistant Vice President, Operations
(515) 294-1650
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Andrea Lutter

Senior Manager Budget and Finance - Administration
(515) 294-2940
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Ruth Appleton

Human Resources Partner
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Jay Harmon

Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Associate Dean - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
(515) 294-7801
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Erin Olson-Douglas

Associate Dean
(515) 509-0332
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Mitchell Hoyer

Interim Director Extension Youth 4H
(515) 294-1531
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Sarah Francis

Professor - Human Sciences
(515) 294-1456