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January 20, 2006

McRae named Richmond Extension director

Clinton McRae, county Extension director in Hoke County, has been named director of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Richmond County center.

McRae’s appointment was announced by Dr. Jon F. Ort, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, and Jim Haynes, Richmond County manager, following approval Dec. 20 by the Richmond County Commissioners. McRae succeeds Taylor Williams, who transferred to Moore County in May.

McRae has served as county Extension director in Hoke County since 2001. He also worked for North Carolina Cooperative Extension as a family and consumer sciences agent in Scotland and Cumberland counties. He earned a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition and a master’s degree in human development, both from N.C. Central University.

“Clinton brings to the county director's position a wealth of leadership skills and extension program successes,” said Danny Shaw, district extension director for the South Central District, which includes Richmond County. “He will position Cooperative Extension in Richmond County to allocate university and county resources to make significant impacts on local issues.”

Posted by Natalie at January 20, 2006 03:32 PM