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Watkins named Cornell Cooperative Extension director

Posted: January 19, 2014

Cornell Professor of Horticulture Christopher Watkins has been named director of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). Formerly associate director of CCE, Watkins is appointed through Oct. 1, 2017, completing the term of former director Helene Dillard, who recently stepped down to become dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Chris’ caliber to seamlessly step into the directorship of CCE,” said Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). “I am confident that Chris will position CCE for the future by integrating communication and education technologies with the traditional boots-on-the-ground approach that has characterized the legacy of CCE to date."

Read more about Watkins' appointment here.