Support and Promotion for Extension Throughout the State of Kentucky

Front Row Left to Right: Hayley Pierce - Ag Communications Specialist for Extension Marketing, Gary Palmer - Interim Associate Dean of Extension, Darlene Mylin - Assistant to the Interim Associate Dean of Extension, Dian Stapleton - Assistant to the Director of County Operations, Pam Sigler - Senior Extension Specialist, Courtney Owens - Kentucky State University Assistant Extension Administrator and State Specialist, Ashley Holt - Assistant Director of Diversity, Ivelin Denev - Technical Project Specialist
Back Row Left to Right: Nancy Calix - Kentucky State University Director of County Operations and State Specialist, Dora Collins - Temporary Assistant to the HR Personnel Director, Adeola Christianah Ogunade (KYSU), Pamela Holbrook - Assistant to the Director of Program & Staff Development, Stacy Miller - HR Personnel, Sunita Kumar (KYSU), Catherine Croft-Paul (KYSU), Kenneth Jones - Director of Program & Staff Development
Not Pictured: Jeff Young - Director of County Operations, Mia Farrell - Interim Director of Diversity and HR Specialist

The Program and Staff Development (PSD) Unit serves as a resource to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs at the local and state levels. This is achieved through trainings and consultations offered to those Extension professionals engaged in county and departmental program efforts. The unit specializes in addressing a wide range of topics, from building relationships within communities to aiding in process and outcome evaluations to reporting success stories to stakeholders.

In addition to an emphasis on program development, PSD is committed to helping Extension professionals attain experiences that are pertinent to their growth and success. Through the personal development and networking opportunities afforded to Extension employees, PSD is at the forefront to help personnel gain the skills and talents necessary to make a difference within communities. As a result, this aims to strengthen Extension’s ability to provide educational endeavors that enhance the lives of individuals and families across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.