Robinson named president-elect of professional association
By Fred Miller email@example.com
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 23, 2018
- Julie Robinson is president-elect of National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals
- Begins term as president December 2018
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Julie Robinson, assistant professor of Program and Staff Development, has been named president-elect of the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals.
Robinson will assume the duties of the association’s president during its annual conference in December 2018.
Robinson began her career with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture as an hourly worker in the department of plant pathology, stationed at the Lonoke Extension Center, in 2005.
She moved to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, continuing to work in plant pathology during and after earning a master’s degree in agricultural economics and agribusiness. She took three years off to earn a Ph.D. and returned to the division in her current position in 2013.
As president-elect, Robinson has begun a three-year term on the board of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals, of which the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals is a member organization. Her term on the board will continue through her tenure as president and past president of the association.
Other duties of the president-elect include chairing the association’s Policy and Resolutions Committee, presiding over meetings in the absence of the president and serving as an ex-officio member of the Programs Committee.
When she begins her term as president in December, Robinson will provide leadership to the association, including planning and executing the organization’s annual meeting in 2019.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service