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By Fred Miller email@example.com U of A System Division of AgricultureFeb. 23, 2018
(230 words)(Download this story in MS Word format here.)
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
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
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 MillerU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service firstname.lastname@example.org