Congratulations to Nicole Debose, area leader and program director of the Cuyahoga County office of OSU Extension, on receiving the 2022 National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Award, which recognizes Extension leaders who have made exceptional contributions to urban programming. Learn more about the award online.
Nicole has more than 15 years of experience working with nonprofit and public organizations to meet the needs of Cuyahoga County residents. She promotes the strengthening of families, enhancement of agriculture systems, and expansion of local business opportunities. Nicole serves communities in the Cleveland area, creating an innovative interdisciplinary program and raising $1.2 million to support this work. She chaired the NUEL North Central Regional Network from 2018-2021. Before joining OSU Extension, Nicole worked for Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services, where she developed and managed many community-based programs and initiatives. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, design and development, a master’s degree in public administration, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration.