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Honoring the late Godwin Apaliyah

OSU Extension, the college, and our local partners in Fayette County and beyond lost a beloved colleague recently with the unexpected passing of Godwin Apaliyah. Godwin served as the CD educator in Fayette County since 2012. In this role, he was the primary economic development director for Fayette County. He enjoyed conducting business retention and expansion projects. He relished working with high school students to make them aware of careers in the manufacturing industry.

One never wants to receive the news of a colleague and friend passing, especially when that person is so full of life, joy, and passion. Godwin has left an indelible mark on all of us and within his community. From the very start of his career with OSU Extension, he had a vision for what he wanted to achieve in Fayette County; and his appreciation for and time spent on developing the next generation of local leaders and coming alongside a community to discuss and co-create opportunities will remain a legacy for decades to come. Godwin’s obituary is posted at