Updates

September 14, 2020

Topics include the upcoming area-wide meetings, the monthly program update from the leadership team, and Open for Iowa information about programming food restrictions being lifted.

September 08, 2020

John Lawrence shares his thoughts on returning to ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shares updates on transforming our organization, Open for Iowa, and more.

August 31, 2020

Topics include Debra Sellers transitioning back to her Human Sciences role, an invitation to the area-wide meetings, registration for the Office Professionals Conference, and more.

August 24, 2020

Topics include a video message from John Lawrence on planning for recovery, resources to assist after the derecho, the announcement of the new Director of Operations, and more.

August 17, 2020

Topics include the aftermath of the derecho, the start of the fall semester, the director of operations search, and more.

August 11, 2020

Topics include the August 10 storm, Cyclones Care, Open for Iowa, internal communications, and more.

August 03, 2020

Today’s message includes a budget update, a check-in as we transform our organization, and several other notes.

July 27, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information from the Open for Iowa Committee, updates from President Wintersteen, and other notes.

July 24, 2020

John Lawrence announced that the Senior Director position will be reconfigured to Director of Operations and some reporting lines will be rerouted.

July 20, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information from Vice President Lawrence, several short notes, and a bit of history about R.K. Bliss.

July 15, 2020

John Lawrence announced that Chad Higgins, senior director for ISU Extension and Outreach, will be leaving Iowa State to become University of Missouri’s associate vice chancellor for extension and engagement.

July 13, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information regarding university plans for addressing the FY21 budget shortfall, the COVID-19 Recovery Operations Committee, and other updates.

July 10, 2020

John Lawrence talks about the summer of 2020 and a county fair season like no other.

July 06, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information about returning to campus, materials discussed during the July 1 town hall, the upcoming Second Monday Live, Open for Iowa, and area-wide meetings.

June 29, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information about our efforts to make ISU Extension and Outreach more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to better serve all Iowans. She also shares information on the Governor's emergency declaration and an update from Open for Iowa.

June 25, 2020

John Lawrence says the Vice President for Extension and Outreach Tuition Assistance Program will continue the current policy of reimbursing employees for tuition to Iowa State as well as other institutions.

June 22, 2020

Debra Sellers thanks councils for their continuing partnership and shares updates from the Virtual Education Task Force, Open for Iowa, President Wintersteen, and more.

June 16, 2020

John Lawrence shares information pertaining to county fair 4-H experiences.

June 15, 2020

Debra Sellers shares a message from Assistant Vice President for County Services Andrea Nelson about the July 1 town hall and transforming our organization. She also shares information about honorific naming on campus and more notes.

June 09, 2020

Debra Sellers shares updates on the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, Open for Iowa, regional offices, and more.

June 04, 2020

Protests continue across the country and around the world calling attention to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. As a white male, I recognize I come from a place of privilege based on the color of my skin.

June 01, 2020

Debra Sellers shares a message from Andrea Nelson regarding the launch of Structured for Success, guidance from the Open for Iowa Committee, thoughts on justice for all, and more.

May 26, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information about Open for Iowa, county fairs, internal communications, and more.

May 18, 2020

Message from Debra Sellers, on behalf of the Office of the Vice President, to staff, faculty, and councils

May 15, 2020

Debra Sellers shares a message from the Open for Iowa Committee.

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