Extension Liasons

The NCRCRD works closely with Extension Community Development Administrators in each state of the region. The group's chair is elected by the members. For information about the group members or publications produced go to "State Extension Leader Section".

2017 Community Resource Development State Reports:
National Program Leader Meeting, June 2017 


University of Illinois  

Anne Silvis, Assistant Dean, Community and Economic Development
Office of Extension and Outreach
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-5126 / asilvis@illinois.edu


Purdue University


Michael Wilcox, Senior Associate, Center for Regional Development
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971
765-494-7273 / wilcox16@purdue.edu


Iowa State University


*Gary Taylor, Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning Department
Ames, IA, 50011
515-290-0214 / gtaylor@iastate.edu


Ross Wilburn, Associate Program Director
Extension and Outreach Diversity
Ames, IA 50010
515-294-2073 / wilburn@iastate.edu


Kansas State University


Trudy Rice, Extension Specialist, Community Vitality
State Program Leader
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
785 766 3996 / trice@ksu.edu


Gregg Hadley, Department of Agricultural Economics
 Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5838 / ghadley@k-state.edu


Michigan State University


David Ivan, Institute Director, Community, Food & Environment Institute
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-7602 / ivand@msu.edu


Patrick Cudney, Associate Director
Michigan State University Extension
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-355-2308 / cudney@msu.edu


North Central Cooperative Extension Association (NCCEA)


Robin Shepard, Executive Director
Madison, WI 53706-1498
(608) 890-2688 / robin.shepard@ces.uwex.edu


North Central Regional Center for Rural Development


Mark Skidmore, Professor and Director, NCRCRD
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-9172 / mskidmor@msu.edu


University of Minnesota

Messer, Cynthia - University of Minnesota Extension

Cynthia Messer, Interim Associate Dean, Ext Ctr for Community Vitality
Saint Paul, MN 55108
612-625-7723 / cmesser@umn.edu


University of Missouri


**Stephen Jeanetta Associate Extension Professor
Community Development Program
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-3081 / JeanettaS@missouri.edu


Kale Monk, Assistant Professor and State Specialist for HES Extension
Business Development Program
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-1302  /  monkj@missouri.edu


University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Don Macke, Program Leader for Community Vitality
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-323-7336 / don@e2mail.org


Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Extension Professor
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308-632-1234 / cburkhartkriesel1@unl.edu


North Dakota State University


#Lynette Flage, Director, Center for Community Vitality
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701-231-7782 / lynette.flage@ndsu.edu


The Ohio State University


David Civittolo, Assoc Professor & Interim Assistant Director
OSU Extension Community Development
Columbus, Ohio
614-292-5942 / civittolo.1@osu.edu


South Dakota State University


Karla Trautman, Interim Director, SDSU Extension
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-4792 / Karla.Trautman@sdstate.edu


University of Wisconsin


Will Andresen, Director
Extension Institute for Community Development
Madison, WI 53706
715-561-2695 / will.andresen@ces.uwex.edu




Brent Elrod, National Program Leader (Kansas City, KS)


Northeast Liaison (Virginia State University)


Crystal Tyler-Mackey
Extension Specialist, Community Vitality
804-527-4235 / cmtyler@vt.edu


West Liaison (Montana State University)


Paul Lachapelle
Extension Community Development Specialist
406-994-3620 / paul.lachapelle@montana.edu


Southern Liaison (Fort Valley State University)

Joy Moten Thomas

Joy Moton-Thomas
Assistant Administrator for Community Development and Outreach
Fort Valley, GA 31030
478.825.6954  /  thomasb@fvsu.edu



*Chair, ** Chair elect (rotate annually, July through June: #Past Chair