An association of University of Missouri Extension faculty engaged in community economic development programming
Our members represent the fields of business development, community development, continuing education, and related disciplines.
Welcome to our new colleagues and MACEDEP members! We're pleased to have two new regional community development specialists in NE Missouri, John Gulick,in Pike County, and Chris Kempke will be joining us June 1 in Scotland County. One of the benefits of MACEDEP is that your first year's membership is free!
Check out our new brochure, created by Richard Proffer and students from Southeast Missouri State University. Well done!
Congratulations to Connie Mefford, who was elected to represent the North-Central region for two years on the board of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP). We know you will represent Missouri and all your states well!
Congratulations to Kara Lubischer and Kathy Macomber for being selected to participate in the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program. We're so pleased to have these two leaders representing Missouri.
The association bylaws were revised extensively in 2014. Notable changes include the addition of a Life Membership, providing new hires with a free first year's membership (UMEA provides a similar benefit), and adding a dissolution of assets clause.
Award categories were also revised in 2014 to be compatible with national (NACDEP) awards. There are now five award categories: Distinguished Career; Educational Technology; Excellence in Teamwork; Cross-Program Award; and Excellence in Community and Resource Development Program Award. Note that in some cases an individual and/or team award is possible.
Professional Development Opportunities
- Association of Leadership Educators, conference July 12-15, Washington DC
- Engaged Scholarship Consortium, September 28-30, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
- International Leadership Association, 17th Annual Global Conference, October 14-17, Barcelona, Spain.
MU Extension's Professional Meeting policy
Our Award Winners
- EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Larry Dickerson, Connie Mefford, and Georgia Stuart-Simmons
Regional Community Development Specialists
For the "Build Your Board" online course
Epsilon Sigma Phi: Alpha Tau Chapter
- OUTSTANDING REGIONAL FACULTY AWARD
Richard Proffer, Business Development Specialist
- INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Letitia Johnson, Regional Community Development Specialist
2015 MACEDEP executive committee