Patrick Cudney

Patrick Cudney

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Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources




Patrick I. Cudney was appointed the director of government and stakeholder relations for Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension on November 15, 2021.

Prior to this, Cudney served as associate director for operations of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension since September 1, 2014. He oversaw logistical and business operations, including supervising the field-based leadership team as well as providing leadership for the organizational development units of MSU Extension including budget planning and management, human resources, professional development, communications and marketing, program reporting and evaluation, diversity, technology and other essential program support.

Cudney also served as acting director of MSU Extension from March 2021 - May 2021.