IANR names finalists for dean and director of Nebraska Extension

Brad Gaolach, Charles Stoltenow, and David Varner
(From left) Brad Gaolach, Charles Stoltenow and David Varner
September 20, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has selected three finalists in its search for dean and director of Nebraska Extension. The candidates will visit Nebraska and participate in public presentations between September 30 – October 8.

The candidates, selected through a national search, will spend time with university administrators and interact with the Nebraska Extension leadership team, faculty, and staff. Stakeholders, county extension boards, and the university community are invited to attend public presentations and provide feedback.

The finalists, listed by public presentations date, are:

Charles Stoltenow, Assistant Director, North Dakota State University Extension Service

  • September 30 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Public presentation – Nebraska East Union and streamed live (livestream available here)
  • October 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Meet and Greet – Raising Nebraska, Grand Island, NE

Zoom Link: https://unl.zoom.us/j/98754247804?pwd=ODVudGlTQ0N3bi9RN2JMVlk2bkpoZz09

Meeting ID: 987 5424 7804

Passcode: ExtDean

  • To provide feedback on Dr. Stoltenow, click here. Feedback will be accepted until October 18.

 

David Varner, Interim Dean and Director Nebraska Extension

  • October 5 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Public presentation – Nebraska East Union and streamed live (livestream available here)
  • October 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Meet and Greet – Raising Nebraska, Grand Island, NE

Zoom Link:  https://unl.zoom.us/j/92092518976?pwd=cVpGV01NaS80bDhRUzd6VUFacFJXQT09

Meeting ID: 920 9251 8976

Passcode: ExtDean

  • To provide feedback on Dr. Varner, click here. Feedback will be accepted until October 18.

 

Brad Gaolach, Director of Washington State University Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension and Director of Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research

  • October 7 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Public presentation – Nebraska East Union and streamed live (livestream available here)
  • October 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Meet and Greet – Raising Nebraska, Grand Island, NE

Zoom Link:  https://unl.zoom.us/j/92135954831?pwd=UlV6RTU0MUV4QU5IMFF5YnRTczU0Zz09

Meeting ID: 921 3595 4831

Passcode: ExtDean

 To provide feedback on Dr. Gaolach, click here. Feedback will be accepted until October 18.

  • To provide feedback on Dr. Gaolach, click here. Feedback will be accepted until October 18.

 

 The press release appearing in IANR News can be found here. Additional candidate information, including brief biographies are available here.

 Nebraska Extension is a nationally respected educational leader working to help Nebraskans enhance their lives through research-based education. As the university’s front door across the State, Nebraska Extension accomplishes this role by bringing research-based programming across multiple subject areas to both urban and rural audiences. Its goal is to translate scientific discoveries for practical application, engage target audiences to co-create solutions to vexing problems, and change lives through opportunities for learning and engagement.

With over 325 Extension Specialists, Educators and Assistants and a presence in every county, Nebraska Extension has tremendous impact on the success of our state – its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, and its economy. Nebraska Extension uses state-of-the-art technologies and engagement pedagogies to reach an increasingly diverse audience. Extension professionals across the state serve local producers, communities, businesses and families. They work in interdisciplinary teams designed to take on statewide issues important to Nebraskans, such as integrated crop and livestock systems, irrigation efficiency, food access and early childhood development.