Effective May 1, Jane Wright has been appointed as assistant director of OSU Extension Publishing. Jane has been serving as both 4-H curriculum manager and interim director of the Publishing team since January 2020. Jane’s team has weathered many challenges during the pandemic; and the team has adeptly handling many book shipping challenges, the development and growth of several “at-home” no-cost options for youth and their families, and navigating supply chain issues that continue to affect the printing process.
Jane started her work with OSU Extension 15 years ago as curriculum manager for Ohio 4-H Youth Development. Having been a classroom teacher and editor for various educational nonprofits, she felt Ohio 4-H and Extension were a perfect match for her interests, skills, and experience. Jane earned a master’s degree in business administration from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business; and it has proven to be valuable in building and maintaining the cost-recovery model that allows Extension Publishing to flourish. As assistant director, Jane plans to continue to support Extension’s content creators by refining processes for print and digital publishing while maintaining strong curriculum and instructional design standards, as well as expanding services, particularly in marketing and measuring impact.