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Associate Chair, Department of Extension Update

As announced previously, Greg Davis is serving as an interim associate chair of the Department of Extension through Oct. 31, focusing strictly on promotion and tenure. Per OSU Extension governance documents, David Civittolo, as interim department chair, will appoint an interim associate chair and assistant dean. The next associate dean and chair for the Department of Extension will handle the appointment process of the long-term associate chair, also per governance documents.

Greg also has been appointed the George R. and Genevieve B. Gist Endowed Chair in OSU Extension effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. This appointment is subject to the approval of the Ohio State Board of Trustees. The Gist Chair is a rotating chair between the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) and the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS). While sitting with ACEL, the funding from this chair supports Extension education with a focus on administration and leadership. The full announcement is available here (link to ). Congratulations, Greg, on this career achievement. Your service to Extension – including its program and support staff, as well as students – is to be commended.