As announced this week by Dean Cathann Kress, David Civittolo has been appointed interim associate dean and director of OSU Extension and interim chair of the Department of Extension effective Sept. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, or until a new associate dean and director/chair is appointed. This position is subject to Ohio State Board of Trustees approval.
David will continue several key initiatives and provide leadership while a national search is conducted for the next associate dean and director of OSU Extension. In these interim roles, David will: assume supervision of the OSU Extension administrative leaders and staff; serve on the CFAES VP Cabinet and assist with college strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities; participate and provide leadership on the college’s External Relations Team; review and streamline OSU Extension leadership appointments to align with the college.; and provide input and oversight to the OSU Extension budgeting process.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public administration from Bowling Green State University. He currently serves as associate professor and assistant director, Community Development. Prior to this role, David served OSU Extension as interim assistant director, Community Development; as a field specialist with a focus on community economics; as an Extension Education and Research Area (EERA) leader, Western Reserve; and as a county director in Medina County.