Elizabeth Duran (Lizz) is a Michigan State University Extension 4-H program coordinator in Macomb County. She has served in this role since 2012. In her role as 4-H program coordinator, Lizz provides leadership and management of local 4-H programs, volunteers, and youth participants in Macomb County. She promotes and strengthens the Macomb County 4-H program by developing programs and partnerships, promoting, and evaluating 4-H programs, and recruiting and training volunteers. Lizz specializes in diverse urban audiences. She is also the lead staff to ensure that statewide and national opportunities and information is available to local participants. Prior to segueing into youth development Lizz had over 20 years in business management experience. Lizz earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!) in 2006. After graduation Lizz served as Adjunct Instructor, Tribal Librarian and Resource Manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. She left her positions to serve as the Adult Recruitment and Education Specialist for Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Lizz relocated to Macomb County when she accepted her present position as 4-H Program Coordinator. In 2021 Lizz had three significant career successes. She was one of three MSUE staff selected statewide to participate in the Professional Apprentice Program. She was also accepted into the Higher Adult Lifelong Education Graduate program at Michigan State University. Finally, Lizz received the Ruth Jameyson award, one of Michigan State University’ most prestigious awards in 2021. During the 2022 Fall Extension Conference she was part of a statewide team to receive the Team Institute Award.
Oakland University volunteers make a difference for Macomb County 4-H garden
Published on November 10, 2021