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September 09, 2008

Childers named Harnett County Extension director

Lisa B. Childers, Harnett County family and consumer sciences agent since 1999, has been named Harnett County Extension director.

Her appointment was approved and announced by Harnett County Manager Neil Emory and Dr. Jon Ort, director, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Childers succeeds Jennifer Walker, who retired from Cooperative Extension on July 1 after 15 years as county extension director.

Childers is no stranger to Harnett County, having worked there for nine years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in family studies and child development from Campbell University and a master’s degree in extension education from N.C. State University.

“Lisa Childers is experienced in securing outside funds to support the Cooperative Extension program in Harnett County, and this experience will be a valuable asset in her role as county extension director as she looks to expand Extension programming,” said Dr. Donald Cobb, director of Cooperative Extension’s South Central District, which includes Harnett County. “She also brings good vision for future programming in Harnett County.”

-N. Hampton

Posted by Natalie at September 9, 2008 02:45 PM