Provost Edward Feser invites nominations and applications for the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. Inquiries should be directed to the Greenwood/Asher Associates team.

Julie Holley (
Jan Greenwood (

Search Update:

The Search Advisory Committee, charged by Provost Ed Feser and chaired by Vice Provost Andrea Ballinger, has partnered with an executive search firm, Greenwood Asher and Associates, to recruit excellent and diverse candidates for the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement position. An extensive engagement process which included seven forums and direct outreach helped to inform the position profile. The profile document describes the Vice Provost role, responsibilities, opportunities, qualifications and more. The position has been advertised extensively. We received a diverse pool of excellent nominations and the committee is engaged in the first round of evaluations. We encourage you to share the position profile with those who may have an interest in the position. Nominations are also welcome via email to or

Visit this website for updates as the search progresses, and view the search timeline for more information. General questions regarding the search may be directed to Andrea McDaniel (

Meet the Search Committee:

Andrea Ballinger, Vice Provost, Information and Technology – Search Committee Chair
Sam Angima, Associate Dean for Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences
Lynette Black, Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and Extension 4-H Youth Development
Heather Brust, Senior Director of Development
Marion Ceraso, Associate Professor of Practice, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Doug Keszler, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry – Faculty Senate Administrative Appointments Committee Representative
Mark Labhart, Extension Citizen’s Advisory Network Chair
Scott Leavengood, Director, Oregon Wood Innovation Center
Andrea McDaniel, Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost – Administrative Support
Craig Pope, Polk County Commissioner
Helle Ruddenklau, Past President, Oregon Women for Agriculture
Nicole Strong, Regional Director, Central Region
Shelby Walker, Director, Sea Grant
Gabriel Merrell,  Director, Access and Affirmative Action, Deputy ADA Coordinator -  Search Advocate