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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Jul 2, 2013

New Associate VP for USU Extension Announced


       Brian Higginbothom     Utah State University Vice President of Extension and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Kenneth L. White announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

Higginbotham has been an Extension specialist in the USU Family, Consumer, and Human Development Department since 2005. He has done extensive research on the development and enhancement of healthy interpersonal relationships and mentoring at-risk youth and their families. His Extension program areas have focused on couple and relationship education, university-military partnership and relationship quality in diverse family environments.

White said he is pleased to now have Higginbotham as part of Extension administration.

“He brings an excellent skill set, a strong track record of developing high impact Extension programing and an excellent knowledge base of Extension to this new assignment,” he said.

            Higginbotham said he is extremely honored and humbled to work with such a wonderful group of people in this new capacity.

            “I look forward to advocating Extension and promoting the great work our faculty members, both on and off campus, are doing,” he said.


Writer: Julene Reese, 435-797-0810

Contact: Mike Whitesides, 435-797-7613


Héctor Mendiola said...

Hi Brian, Congratulations on your new assignment with us at Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Surely we are benefited by working with you because your support allow us to meet the goal of welfare for families in Utah. Welcome. Our work at USU Extension requires good social interaction and human interrelationship to narrow and to reduce the differences and to enhance community development. On our way, we support improving self-esteem and self-confidence that are essential components for individuals and families to go ahead. USU Cooperative Extension has the privilege of working with public schools in Logan City, Ogden, Granite and Canyon school districts. USUCredit Union is funding together with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City to implement courses for adult education in Utah; the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, , has signed an MOU that allows us using online courses to reach Latino families and students who have great need to learn English, improve their own language and to use technology. They are now engaging and communicating at understanding level. Courses are offered free in school’s computer labs. Rosa Salamanca, Conciliation Specialist, U.S., Department of Justice, Community Relation Service, Denver, Colorado, required me to participate in a community problem solving discussion hold on June 24, 2013. The focus of the discussion was to identify how Tremonton Latino and Community Relations can be Strengthened. We will have a meeting on Thursday 11th at 2:00 PM, Brigham City, with the Box Elder School District Superintendent and the high school Principal. We will discuss how the USU Cooperative Extension educational model might be used in Box Elder County. You are cordially invited. I look forward for your comments. Héctor Facebook: Multicultural Learning Network
July 4, 2013 12:07:00 PM MDT
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