Jackson named director of Cooperative Extension

June 24, 2004

Daney G. Jackson, associate director of Cooperative Extension, has been named director of Cooperative Extension, University associate vice president for outreach and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Aug. 1.

Jackson replaces Theodore Alter, who is stepping down after seven years in the position.

Cooperative Extension, with offices in each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, transfers research-based information to individuals, families, businesses and communities through educational programs designed to meet locally identified needs. Jackson will have responsibility for cooperative extension's program planning; budget, facilities and human resource management; and government, industry and constituent relations. He will report to both the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and to the vice president for outreach.

Before joining the University as associate director of extension in 2003, Jackson served for three years as statewide personnel leader for Ohio State University Extension, directing human resources functions such as needs assessment, job analysis, job design, performance management, recruitment, hiring, compensation and benefits. From 1995 to 2000, he was director of the organization's 16-county South District.

Jackson began his extension career in 1985 with Mississippi State University, serving as a 4-H youth agent in Hancock County, Miss. From 1987 to 1991, he was an agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Lauderdale County, Miss.

After a year as a graduate associate at Ohio State University Extension's Ohio Center for Action on Coalition Development, Jackson returned to Mississippi Cooperative Extension, serving Lauderdale and Kemper counties as an area extension agent for forestry and horticulture from 1992 to 1994.

Jackson received dual bachelor's degrees in forestry/banking and finance and a master's degree in extension education from Mississippi State University in 1984 and 1990, respectively. He earned his doctorate in agricultural education from The Ohio State University in 1994.

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