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Associate vice chancellor for extension and engagement announced

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Blake Naughton, executive director for the Hook Center for Educational Renewal and associate clinical professor of education policy at the MU College of Education, has been named associate vice chancellor for extension and engagement at MU, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

During my travels throughout Missouri these past months, I have learned much about the needs and issues that challenge MU Extension as you have shared your hopes and vision for its continuing relevance to the people and communities we serve. Blake Naughton brings the energy, commitment and experience we need to build that vibrant future together.

MU Extension funds seed-capital grants

To ensure that field faculty are bringing trusted, research-based solutions for improving lives and communities, MU Extension is working to strengthen ties between campus researchers and extension field faculty.

A strong research and extension partnership also benefits researchers. By harnessing the statewide network of extension field faculty, researchers can fulfill the National Science Foundation’s grant requirements to demonstrate broader impact in the community.

To accomplish this goal, MU Extension is offering seed-capital funding to MU researchers who have projects that

  • Align with MU Extension’s strategic goal to enhance integration with research to ensure reliable and trusted educational solutions.
  • Help build collaborations and partnerships with MU Extension.
  • Have potential to lead to externally funded grants.

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